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Control4: A Powerful, Fresh Approach to Home Automation

Alexia Chianis | May 2, 2016 | Equipment Reviews

The smart home industry is booming. And as you’d expect, security giants like ADT, Honeywell and AT&T all offer automation in addition to traditional security services. But a company based in Salt Lake City, Utah…

4 Self-Protection Skills to Teach Your Kids Before School Starts

Angelique Dale | Jan 15, 2014 | Safety Tips

For many parents, this is a hectic time of year. School is just around the corner and your To Do list is out of control. There is one item, though, that parents of young children…

4 Cities Taking Small Steps to Make Big Changes in the Environment

Nicole Tallman | Apr 20, 2018 | Focus on Community

Cities across the U.S. are discovering that simple changes like banning single-use plastic shopping bags or offering residents a venue for selling items that might otherwise be discarded, can go a long way towards promoting…

Why People in These 5 Cities Drive Safer Than You

John Roskelley | Jan 28, 2014 | Focus on Community

The national car accident average for drivers is roughly 10 years between accidents. This means the average driver can expect to be in an accident approximately once per decade. Some cities across America have much…

10 Secret Safes That Will Protect Your Valuables

Hillary Johnston | Apr 20, 2018 | Equipment Reviews, Safety Tips

Safes are often lifesavers for victims of a home invasion. Although safes are usually difficult to crack, with the right tools and enough time, a burglar can get in and steal the precious items you…

Drowsy Driving Not a Possibility with Cafe Amazon Awake App

Elli Bishop | Oct 2, 2013 | Equipment Reviews

Coffee company Café Amazon has created something more than a caffeinated beverage to keep you awake while driving. The Café Amazon Drive Awake app, developed by 1Moby Co., is made to alert you when you’re…

8 Ways to Stay Safe in a New Neighborhood

Alexia Chianis | Jul 29, 2014 | Safety Tips

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 11.6 percent of Americans changed residence during 2010, and an average of 40.1 million Americans move each year. Whether you’re prepping for a move across town or across the…

Know What’s in Your Home Security System Warranty

John Roskelley | Jul 29, 2014 | Equipment Reviews

When you make an investment in your home security by installing a security system, you want to make sure you’re covered in every aspect. This includes making sure the security provider will help with your…

4 U.S. Cities Committed to Reducing Their Carbon Footprint

Nicole Tallman | Feb 11, 2015 | Focus on Community

Cities across the U.S. are making reducing their carbon footprints the mainstay of how they operate. These cities are finding that the costs associated with implementing green policies are well worth it both because there…

Monitored and Unmonitored Security Systems: What’s the Difference?

John Roskelley | Mar 1, 2018 | Equipment Reviews, SafeWise Recommends

As you search for the right security system for your home, you might be wondering about the differences between having an unmonitored system compared to a monitored system. It is true that unmonitored systems are…