Home should be a place where you feel safe, but unfortunately it can be full of hazards you’ve never considered. It is estimated that 28.1 million emergency room visits are caused by unintentional injuries each year and result in 136,053 deaths. Of the top seven causes of unintentional injury and death, five could occur in your home. What are the top seven causes of unintentional … Continue reading Home Safety: Time Is of the Essence
Summer time is getting closer, and a lot of people are firing up their grills! But, grills are a serious fire hazard because they become so hot, they can burn you; plus, if they are placed too close to anything flammable, they can ignite it. May is National BBQ Month and Memorial Day is often the beginning of picnic and BBQ season. If you plan … Continue reading Have A Safe BBQ
As you’re getting your lawn ready for summer, make sure that the answer to each of the following questions is not “yes”. If your yard has any of these risk factors, you should consider beefing up your security: Do you have a spare key hiding under a rock? Do you have a large amount of lawn furniture left out all summer long? Do you sometimes … Continue reading Is Your Lawn a Security Risk?
You’ve probably spent time making your home look appealing, but how often have you considered what your house looks like to a potential burglar? It’s possible that you don’t even know that your home looks like an easy target! We have some suggestions for you to address this issue. One of the most important things you can do is make sure that potential burglars don’t … Continue reading Does Your Home Look Like An Easy Target?
With spring comes the opportunity to open your windows and get some fresh air flowing through your house. If you live in a climate that has cold winters, getting to open up the windows again can be a nice treat and a sign of spring. National Window Safety Week, recognized from April 5-11, is a time set aside by the National Safety Council to make … Continue reading Top 4 Areas of Window Safety
Do you hate April Fools Day? Want to avoid being pranked by your family in your own home? Are you trying to pull an epic prank without getting caught? Put your smart home security devices to work to make sure you don’t get caught unaware in your home. Ding Dong Ditch? Don’t let it happen! Use your HD Video Doorbell to make sure that you … Continue reading Don’t get Caught by an April Fools Day Prank
In the midwinter, you might feel like most of your home maintenance and improvement tasks are on hold. But now, since your home has survived the first half of the winter season, there is some maintenance you can do to keep it in tip top shape. It will also keep you from having as much work to do in spring! Here are some things that … Continue reading Midwinter Checklist
As your life changes, so do your needs for your home, including your security and smart home features. If you’re about to move into one of these life stages, you should consider how your security and smart home technology can support you. Continue reading Make Your Home Fit Your Changing Lifestyle
If you’re looking for an activity for the upcoming weekend, you might want to see if there is a home show near you! Home shows are a great way to find providers and ideas for your home improvement. Whether you are a new homeowner or looking to update a house you’ve lived in for the last decade, a home show is a nice place to start. Continue reading Visit a Home Show This Weekend
Curb appeal is one of those catch phrases you always hear on home improvement TV shows. Most people, however, will only see the front of your house so it makes sense to spend some time and energy sprucing up the front of your home. If you’re looking to build the value of your home, curb appeal is essential. We have some tips for boosting the … Continue reading How-To Upgrade Your Home’s Curb Appeal