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Summer Safety and Security for Your Kids

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Summer is here, which means you have to make the decision of whether or not your child is old enough to stay at home alone, while you are working or running errands. According to experts, most kids are ready to stay home alone by the time they are 12 or 13 years old.

However, despite your child’s age, you are the only one who can determine if they are ready to stay at home, alone this summer. If you decide that this option will work for you and your family, you may want to use the security tips here […]

Tips to Keep Your Teen Safe at Home

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Do you have a teen at home? If so, you know that they often stay there alone. You may be concerned for their safety. While this isn’t uncommon, there are a few additional steps you can take to ensure they are safe and secure while home alone. Use the tips here to do just that.

Install Entry Sensors
There are a number of unique ways you may be able to use entry sensors to keep your teens safe. In addition to installing them on windows and doors, consider placing these devices on the liquor cabinet or another […]

Tips for After School Safety for Your Kids

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Now that most schools are back in, or will be back in soon, it is time to start planning for your kids after school. If you work, it may not be possible to be home when they get off the bus. The good news is, you can provide you and your kid’s peace of mind by using the tips here. When you make sure your home is as safe as possible, it will reduce how much you worry about your children when they are home alone.

Check the smoke detectors. Having a fire alarm system that is […]

Cleaning Tips for Your Door Handles, Knobs and Hinges

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There’s a good chance you use your door daily without giving much thought to the cleanliness of the knobs, handles or hinges. However, over time, this hardware can build up grime, dirt and invisible bacteria every time it is used.

Even in a small home, there are approximately two dozen knobs, not to mention the knockers and hinges that are pretty much forgotten when it comes to cleaning and lubricating. However, maintaining this part of your door can help ensure your door doesn’t carry nasty bacteria and that it continues working properly.

Important Considerations to Make Before […]