The Value of Smoke Detectors and ADT Protection

A single moment of clumsiness can turn your romantic candlelight dinner into catastrophic disaster. Without a smoke detector, your family may not even know that your forgotten pumpkin pie has set the house on fire until it’s too late to stop it. To protect your family and home, you need to install and maintain at least one smoke detector. For further protection, you can even integrate a smoke detector with ADT, a leading home monitoring company.

Halloween Tips to Keep Kids Safe


Halloween is right around the corner and it’s time to start planning costumes, decorations, parties, and trick-or-treating. Keep these Halloween safety tips in mind when making your plans to make sure your kids are safe and have fun.

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids:

  • Plan a Route. Discuss with your kids which streets are safe and which should be avoided, and if there are any specific homes or locations that should be avoided. Plan a route together so you can find your kids easily at all times. Make sure that kids are traveling on streets that they already know, and are already familiar with so there’s no chance of getting lost.

Stay Safe in the Virtual World: Social Networking and Online Gaming

In the online world, social networking sites have become a predominant forum for kids to present themselves, seek approval and describe their interests.

One of the defining features of most social networking pages is the visual and audio clutter; these sites often look like over-decorated high school yearbooks or scrapbooks.  Teens use these pages as a place to feature everything in their heads and hearts that they want people to know about.  The central feature of these sites is the ability to connect with people and share information.

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Fire Safety Tips and Reminders

Would you know what to do if a fire started in your home?

Would your kids?  Take the time now to review fire safety facts and tips so your family will be prepared in the event of a fire emergency in your home.

Fire Prevention

Of course, the best way to practice fire safety is to make sure a fire doesn’t break out in the first place.  That means you should always be aware of potential hazards in your home.  Start by keeping these tips in mind:

Electrical Appliances, Cords, and Outlets

  • Are your electrical appliances in good condition, without loose or frayed cords or plugs?

Neighborhood Watches Are More Important Than Ever

While it’s important to have a home security and safety plan for your house and your property, it’s really worth considering your neighborhood as well. Especially, during an economic downturn, neighborhood watch groups are proving to be a first line of defense in battling property crimes. Matt Peskin, Executive Director of the National Association of Town Watch, estimates that there are about 20,000 neighborhood watch groups nationwide, and reports that there has been an increase in requests for information on starting groups from all over the country including urban, suburban and rural communities.