Category: Safety Tips

Top Home Safety Tips for Winter

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Yes, it is getting warmer, but winter is not over yet. And one way I can tell is that there are still plenty of news reports coming in every day, with stories of residential fires caused by portable heating appliances. In a post earlier this winter, I recounted a tragic story of three children killed…

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Top Home Safety Tips for Portable Heaters

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One polar vortex down, and more freezing days possibly on the way: what an interesting winter we are having! But the remarkably low temperatures across much the US brought with them a serious threat, in the form of portable home heating appliances used incorrectly. The Risk of Cold Temperatures Yes, winter is the time when…

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5 Home Security Lessons We Learned from Home Alone

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There are many great holiday movies, but our favorite is easily the classic Home Alone. Why is it our favorite? The premise of the movie is how a young boy named Kevin McCallister comes up with innovative, do-it-yourself security measures to protect his home. The burglars are thwarted over and over. As a security company…

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Twelve Tips on Holiday Home Safety during the Travel Season from Police in Fremont, California

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Holiday burglary stories are burning up the news wires, with reports of intruders breaking into empty homes, and sad stories of presents (both wrapped and unwrapped) falling victim to the burglars who step up their activities this time of year. Plus, many homeowners find themselves on the road over the holidays, creating more opportunities for…

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