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Considering the many severe storms that have happened around the world recently, one can no longer presume they’re safe from a natural disaster. If you have a home automated system, then it likely comes with a severe weather warning system. That’s a very good thing to have, but it only tells you something has to be done, not what has to be done. Feel at a loss? Luckily, there are some tips you can take into consideration to prepare for even the worst types of weather. Strengthen your doors Unless you have all steel doors around your home, you’ll need to fortify your entrances. Add hurricane panels to your doors. Take extra steps to secure double-panel doors, since the slit between the two panels is especially vulnerable. You may want to bolt the doors to the frame. You’ll need to leave one door—ideally a smaller one—uncovered in case you need to escape your home during the storm. Your garage door will also need to be strengthened. Use what you can to weigh down your garage doors. Your home improvement store… Read more

When a heat wave hits, you’re desperate. You’re willing to do anything to cool off, including pay an enormous price for air conditioners, which has (unsurprisingly) tripled since the temperatures began rising. It doesn’t help that heat causes mental exhaustion, which means you become a bit forgetful and unperceptive. These factors and more could mean you’re met with a huge electricity bill at the end of the summer. Don't let it happen to you! Here are energy wasting mistakes you should avoid making all year long, but especially during a heat wave. 1. Failing to use a fan Ceiling and standing fans are not just wannabe air conditioning units. Fans are not meant to be placeholders until you can afford an air conditioning unit and ignore them. Fans are meant to be used with your air conditioning unit. Remember that, while fans do not create colder air, they do push the air in the room around. So if your air conditioner is creating cold air, your fans are working to circulate it around your home. Turning on a couple of fans could… Read more

You likely do what you think is the safest for your car. If you have to park on the street, you might make sure to park under a streetlight or in front of a business so people can see your car. Maybe you cover your expensive car with tarp each night, or keep it shut in a garage so no one can see how much you spent on your rims. But what you think about car safety may not actually be correct. We've got some car theft statistics that'll surprise you, so sit down, buckle up and get ready for the ride. The Most Stolen Car While you might expect expensive or showy cars to top the list of most stolen cars, the top stolen vehicle is neither: it’s the 1997 Honda Accord. That's right, out of the over 50,000 Honda Accords stolen each year, the 1997 models see the most theft. Another Honda model comes in at number two as well: the 1998 Honda Civic. As a matter of fact, none of the top 10 stolen cars are luxury vehicles or… Read more

No matter where you live, you can't guarantee your kids won't sneak off or open the door when they’re not supposed to. But when your children have lived in a neighborhood for a long time, you typically know they can find their way home and are familiar with which areas are safe and which aren’t. When you move your family to a new neighborhood, though, you have to worry about setting up cable, bringing all your furniture over and decorating and getting your kids comfortable with their new surroundings. It can be a bit overwhelming to take on so much so fast. But don't worry - we're here to make at least one part of the big move a little easier! With these few tips, you'll be well on your way to helping your child to stay safe in their new environment. Show them where the police station is. Make sure your children know where the nearest police and/or fire station are. In case of an emergency that cuts the power or takes down the phone lines, your children won’t be able… Read more

You purchase toys and playground equipment for your kids to make them happy - but that doesn’t change the fact that large, clunky items welded together with nails and sharp tools are inherently a bit unsafe. But your child doesn’t want to play in a giant foam pit (at least forever!) He or she is going to want to go on the swings, climb ladders and slide down slides. And they can absolutely do all of those things, just so long as you take the right precautions. Unsure where to start? Here is how you can make sure your playground equipment is safe for anyone who wants to enjoy it! 1. Keep It Shaded Plastic and metal—two of the most common building materials for playground equipment—both become very hot when exposed to the sun all day. Make sure all play equipment is properly shaded. Even metal that has had sun exposure for just a few hours can scald one’s skin. Putting an awning over the play equipment will also keep small items like pinecones from falling onto the equipment. If a… Read more