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Beware: Burglars Prowl University Campus

Hillary Johnston | May 4, 2016 | Equipment Reviews

Recently, there have been dorm break-ins at University of California, Los Angeles. Two break-ins have occurred in five days, and in both cases the intruder gained access to dorm rooms through open windows. The police…

What is a Smart Home?

Hillary Johnston | Jun 19, 2013 | Equipment Reviews

A smart home is something straight out of the future, bringing to mind depictions from popular TV shows, such as The Jetsons. Technology features on such shows once seem far-fetched but now seem inevitable. Current…

Security System Helps Rescue a 16-Year-Old Girl

Elli Bishop | Jul 29, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

Today’s video reminds us of how valuable a home security system can be, not only for a home’s residents, but also for the surrounding community. Watch as a 16-year-old girl in Dublin, California escapes from…

iPhone App Features Spy-like Technology

Hillary Johnston | Oct 9, 2013 | Equipment Reviews

With the growing popularity of iPhones among smartphones, there are many devices that have been launched to enhance the abilities of iPhones. The latest and greatest of these devices is called Stratus, which is a…

5 Benefits of Knowing Your Apartment Neighbors

Hillary Johnston | Oct 8, 2013 | Focus on Community

When you live in an apartment, your safety concerns are unique. You live in close proximity to your neighbors, as well as a fair amount of foot traffic. The vast majority of the time, burglars…

How to Find Your Stolen Items

Hillary Johnston | Dec 15, 2017 | Safety Tips

Being burglarized is a traumatic experience, but it’s important to remember that you can sometimes recover your stolen property. Listed below are some of the methods you can use to outsmart thieves and track down…

The Best Home Security Equipment

Hillary Johnston | Jan 20, 2017 | Equipment Reviews, SafeWise Recommends

Researching security equipment can be daunting. Different security companies use different security equipment, and many companies get their equipment from more than one manufacturer, so it becomes a bit muddled. The features, design, and the…

Guard-A-Kid is a Parent`s Best Friend

Elli Bishop | Jan 21, 2016 | Equipment Reviews

If you haven`t developed your own family emergency plan for when a child or loved one goes missing, Guard-A-Kid has extremely helpful state-of-the-art software and technologies to help organize your family`s personal information, medical records,…

How to Avoid Vacation Rental Scams

Elli Bishop | May 30, 2013 | Safety Tips

Vacations are about relaxing, having fun, and spending time with loved ones. Sadly, sometimes vacations turn sour when unsuspecting victims book a rental property through an untrustworthy site. While lots of websites offer verified vacation…

How to Prevent Gun Theft

Hillary Johnston | Jul 29, 2014 | Safety Tips

In Germantown, Kentucky, a burglar recently broke into a home and stole guns, among other valuables. According to a news story reported on WDRB, a local news station in Louisville, the burglar got away with…