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The 5 Best Pepper Sprays for Self Defense

John Carlsen | Jul 23, 2020 | Family Safety, Personal Safety

Find the right pepper spray to defend yourself. We review pricing, ease of use, and potency before digging into handy tips and state laws.

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Best Portable Car Jacks

Katie McEntire | Jul 23, 2020 | Car Safety, Equipment Reviews

The best portable car jacks can get you out of a tough situation safely. Read our review about vehicle lifts you can take anywhere.

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8 Surprising Home Burglary Facts and Stats

Rebecca Edwards | Jul 24, 2020 | Home Safety, Safety News

We’ve rounded up the most-surprising home burglary facts and statistics so you can take essential steps to keep your house and belongings secure.

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2020’s Best Aftermarket Car Alarms to Protect Your Vehicle

Kaz Weida | Jul 23, 2020 | Car Safety

Protect your car from thieves with the best car alarm system available. See reviews for top vehicle protection including sirens, sensors, and remote start.

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Most Affordable Medical Alert Systems

Katie McEntire | Jul 24, 2020 | Senior Safety

Medical alert systems can save lives, but how much do they cost? We compared the prices of top brands to find out.

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Best Steering Wheel Locks for Better Vehicle Security

Kasey Tross | Jul 24, 2020 | Car Safety

Worried your car may get stolen? We found the best steering wheel locks on the market to effectively secure your car against theft for good.

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What to Do If You Have a Lost or Stolen Package

Rebecca Edwards | Jul 24, 2020 | Home Security, Personal Safety

You don’t have to be helpless when porch pirates strike. Here are some steps you can take to get to the bottom of it, get reimbursed, track down the thief—or scare them off before they do their dastardly deed.

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The Best Home Security Systems in Canada

Rebecca Edwards | Jul 23, 2020 | Home Security

Find the best home alarm system to protect your house. We looked at price, features, contract terms, and coverage across Canada to pick our top security systems.

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Best Wearable Senior Monitors

Katie McEntire | Jul 24, 2020 | Senior Safety

We’ve checked out some of the newest products available—along with some tried-and-true favorites—to find the best gadgets to make life easier and safer for older adults.

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How to Know If You Live in a Flood Zone

Kasey Tross | Jul 24, 2020 | Safety Tips

Learn the four steps to finding out if you live in a flood zone. SafeWise covers the basics of flood prevention, including where to find FEMA flood maps.