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Every season comes with its perks and its pitfalls. But those pitfalls are intensified for the elderly. Being a little bit cold is no problem for a young, healthy individual, but can lead to life-threatening illnesses in senior citizens. Strong winds are exciting when you’re young, but can be frightening when you use a walker. Don't forget about the seniors in your life. If you live with a senior citizen, take these steps to make your home safer for them this season. Remove slippery leaves from the grounds The colorful leaves most people find so beautiful in the fall and winter can be hazardous to the elderly. A pile of leaves can be very slippery and cause an elderly person to lose their footing, or cause a walker to slide. Remove piles of leaves around your property immediately. Monitor your thermostat Remember that the elderly are far more susceptible to the cold than younger individuals. It’s important to keep your senior friend or relative in a comfortable climate at all times. Consider checking the weather forecast for the upcoming days… Read more

When you’re first setting up your security cameras, you might focus on the inside of your home and the immediately surrounding areas, like your front and back yard, and the walkways along the sides of your house. But there’s one place that’s often overlooked when choosing the direction your security cameras point, and that’s the street. Catch people before they spot your cameras. Many burglars prepare for the fact that you may have security cameras in and around your house. Immediately before stepping into your driveway, they could put on their masks or cover themselves to avoid winding up on your surveillance footage. But not many burglars are prepared for the fact that your cameras may have started capturing them before they even stepped foot onto your driveway. Having cameras face the street gives you the chance to capture license plates on getaway cars or unmasked burglars, because burglars think all of this is safe from view. See if someone is casing your property. It's very common for burglars to case a property for weeks before attacking it. If your… Read more

When is it safe to leave your teenage at home alone? Once they can drive, have started applying for colleges or are even babysitting your younger kids, they’re bound to start insisting they no longer need a babysitter themselves. It can be very difficult to know when the right time comes. Each teen is different, but if your teenager has already displayed a sense of responsibility and trustworthiness, he or she may be ready to stay home without you. Fortunately, having a home automated security system can make this transition much easier. Here’s how. Know when the doorbell rings Your teen promised not to have friends over, or at least not certain friends. But how will you know who is there if you can’t be there? Your home-automated system can notify you anytime the doorbell rings so you can check the surveillance, and make sure only friends you said could be there are there. Your child could, of course, try to sneak friends in through a backdoor. Fortunately, your security system can also let you know when a back door is… Read more

If you take a closer look at your smoke detector, you’ll hopefully notice that it says “smoke and carbon monoxide detector.” If it doesn’t, then you should add a carbon monoxide detector in your home immediately. While both fires and carbon monoxide can be deadly, the latter is particularly dangerous because it's often undetectable. Carbon monoxide doesn’t come with the obvious signs a fire does, like visible smoke or a scent, so you want to do everything you can to prevent a horrible disaster from happening. Not convinced you need to invest in a carbon monoxide detector just yet? Read up on these 9 shocking facts and you might just change your mind. 1. It’s the most fatal poison. Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of death by poisoning in the United States. In fact, each year over 500 people die in the U.S. due to unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning. Because this substance can quickly cause a person to lose consciousness, those affected may not be able to bring themselves to a hospital or call for help. 2. Death can… Read more

Now that the holidays are behind you, you probably have quite a few new items in your home, some of which you’re undoubtedly excited about. But then there are those gifts given with the best of intentions that just aren’t for you. Or, you may have gifts you bought for someone else who you didn’t wind up seeing over the holidays. Either way, you have some possessions to get rid of, either by selling them, donating them or giving them to friends. But remember: theft doesn’t stop as soon as the holidays do. In fact, burglars continue to look for new, shiny objects for weeks after the holidays. Worried you might be setting yourself up for some harm? Here are a few ways to safely get rid of unwanted gifts. Don’t leave them in the living room. You may hesitate to find a proper storage space for something you know you’re just going to get rid of. But don’t leave your unwanted presents on the living room floor, right where you opened them. This puts them in plain sight for… Read more