Between package pirates waiting to steal your Amazon deliveries right off your porch and peeping neighbors who can’t seem to mind their own business, it’s just not enough to assume that your home – and its contents – will always be safe. That’s why a 2016 survey showed an impressive 20% of polled homeowners using home security cameras – and the number is rising!
When someone we care about ages, it can be overwhelming. There are so many decisions that need to be made regarding health care, financial responsibilities, and independence, and this means some important matters – such as home security – can be overlooked. When it comes to making sure your senior loved one is safe, however, it helps to have an action plan that covers the basics. Here are some of the most effective ways to ensure that their residence is a secure and healthy environment for them to live out their best years.
We surveyed over 1,000 Americans about the secrets they are most and least likely to keep and whether it’s OK to lie in certain situations. We then took this information and examined it by gender, political affiliation, and education level. Continue reading to see which secrets Americans are willing to reveal – and which ones they’d rather take to the grave.
IFTTT stands for “If This, Then That.” It’s a communication protocol that allows different devices to talk to each other. The latest update to the GetSafe app added IFTTT and made the app even more useful. Wondering “what is IFTTT exactly and how do I use it?” Keep reading!
If you’re going to protect your home and your stuff, you need to know what burglars steal, where they look, and how to thwart them. The average burglar prefers items that are easy carry and sell quickly. A single diamond ring can be worth a dozen used TVs, and the ring is much easier to transport. Learn how to protect your home and your stuff from lazy thieves.
Hundreds of thousands of homeowners and renters use Airbnb to make extra money, but are the risks worth the benefit? Host horror stories include guests throwing wild parties and opening pop-up brothels. Yikes! What’s a host to do? Airbnb home security systems protect your property, guests, and may even allow you to charge a bit more for the rental. What’s not to like?
The romantic glow of a candlelit room can generate more heat than light – unless the candles start an actual fire. Even if you’re careful with your candles, there’s still a chance that sparks will fly. These candle safety tips will help you heat up your relationship without burning down your house.
The debate between self-monitored home security systems and professional security monitoring boils down to this simple question: who is paying attention? Self-monitoring is a cost-effect security solution, but it places the burden on you to receive the alert, notice it, and respond immediately. What if you’re busy or your phone battery is dead?