Children’s Safety Guide: 9 Ways You Can Keep Your Kids Secure at Home

Leaving your children home alone can be scary, but with today’s technology, there are more ways than ever to keep your family safe. We put together this list of nine safety tips every parent should know before leaving their child home alone. Use these tips to help keep your young ones safe.   Childproof Your

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Most Common Scams by State

Debt collection scams and fraudulent robocalls are on the rise in the US, with millions of Americans targeted annually by scam artists. In fact, Federal Trade Commission (FTC) data shows there were nearly 2.7 million reports of scams in 2017 alone. In honor of National Safety Month, the team at Your Local Security dug into

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Most Burglarized U.S. Cities Per Capita

The heat map displays each state’s most burglarized city from greatest (dark red) to least (light red). [Click to expand]     According to FBI data, over 1.5 million burglaries were reported across the United States in 2015. Hopefully, yours wasn’t among the households burgled that year, but your chances of experiencing a break-in might depend

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Secure Your Trash Cans, Secure Your Identity

When was the last time you asked Siri or Google a question? Whether you were searching for a random fact or something slightly more important, many of us expect the internet to provide us with limitless information. What we’d often like to deny, however, is how much of our personal information is also tangled up

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Securing the Vulnerable Entry Points in Your Home

According to the FBI crime report, one third of all burglaries occur through unforced entry. One out of every three break-ins could be prevented by simply locking your doors and windows, and properly securing your spare keys. Locking up is free, and a good lockbox for your spare key only costs about $20. Considering the

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How to Stay Safe at Home During a Power Outage

Over on Home Security Source there’s a great article about staying safe at home during a power outage. Among some of the tips: If power is lost for more than 24 hours throw out all food in the refrigerator to avoid food poisoning. And never use candles or open flames for light or heat. Stock

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In Plain Sight: the Dirt on Laundry Room Dangers

The fourth installment of In Plain Sight unfolds the hidden dangers lurking in your laundry room. You may think the laundry room is one of the cleaner and safest rooms in your home, but there’s a few hidden dangers that you may not be aware of entirely. Here are a handful for you to consider.

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In Plain Sight: Secret Kitchen Killers

In the second installment of our In Plain Sight series, we are peering at perils in the kitchen. Beyond sharp knives and hot stoves, the kitchen is filled with potential hazards for your family. Take a look for yourself. BPA: The main component of polycarbonate, the hard clear plastic used in water bottles, baby bottles,

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In Plain Sight: Killers Lurking in Your Bathroom

You want your home to be a haven for your family, so you take careful measures to make it as safe as possible. You place protective covers over sharp corners. You install baby-gates across stairways. You block electrical outlets from tiny, curious fingers. Your efforts are important to the health and safety of your family,

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