The Complete Guide to Flood Safety and Preparedness

Few natural disasters have the potential to do more damage to homes–and the valuables within–than floods. However, unlike more geographically localized natural disasters like tornadoes, wildfires, and hurricanes, flooding can happen almost anywhere and affect anyone. In the past decade, floods have occurred in all fifty states, with the recent Spring 2019 flood that struck […]

The Flu: What You Need to Know

What is the flu (influenza)? The flu is an infectious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus that infects the lungs, throat, and nose. The virus is contagious and can spread quickly between members of a population. Symptoms of the flu can range from mild to severe, depending on the form of the virus, and […]

Best DIY Security Systems – 2020

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Table of Contents Abode Security Abode Security is the new kid on the block. The company started a few years ago, and took on many of the benefits offered by SimpliSafe, by offering a system that’s easy to install and doesn’t lock customers into contracts for professional monitoring. To buy a system, homeowners start with […]

Best Self-Monitored Home Security Systems – 2020

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Table of Contents Home security systems have become an affordable amenity for every homeowner, but not everyone wants a system that’s monitored by a security company. Fortunately, there are many systems on the market that give homeowners the power to self-monitor, which means they can monitor their own home. A self-monitored system gives homeowners protection and peace […]

Best Home Security Systems with No Contract – 2020

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Table of Contents Home security systems have evolved over the past decade. They are no longer limited to long-term contracts with companies that install a few surveillance cameras throughout a home. Instead, the best home security systems provide professional monitoring through connections with smart devices. They also work in tandem with the best smart home […]

Best Home Security Alarm Systems for Apartments – 2020

Table of Contents While most people don’t think of apartments when they hear about home burglaries and invasions, it turns out that apartments are 85% more likely to be robbed than single family homes. This makes it all the more important to consider home security systems that will keep thieves and intruders at bay, while […]

Best Home Security Systems for Renters – 2020

Table of Contents Home security systems have come a long way in a relatively short amount of time. And thankfully, renters no longer need to set an appointment with a professional installer, nor pay exorbitant amounts, to feel safer in their homes. Modern alarm systems offer flexibility, convenience, and peace of mind. As a renter, […]

Best Wireless Alarm Systems – 2020

Table of Contents Best Wireless Alarm Systems There are criminals out there who care nothing for what others feel or the fundamental right of people to be secure in their own homes. Every day they’re looking for properties they can classify as “a pushover.” The good news is that the vast majority of such criminals […]

Best Home Security Systems in 2020 – Our Top Ten

Table of Contents When looking for the best home security system, we looked at many different features, including ease of use, ease of installation, do it yourself vs professional, technology required, consumer reviews, customer service and, price. Depending on your home and your budget, you will have different needs, but you should find a brand […]

Winter Driving Safety Tips

Few are off the hook when it comes to dangerous winter driving conditions: according to the Federal Highway Administration, 70% of the United States’ roads are in areas that receive 5 or more inches of snowfall a year. What’s more, during the coldest months, well over 100,000 people are injured annually in crashes on icy or […]