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Vacation Tips: 4 Steps for Home Security...

Leaving home for a trip can be stressful. Organizing travel documents, packing suitcases and checking flight reservations occupy most of your pre-trip checklist. But, you also should make sure your home is secure from burglars before leaving. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, burglary accounts for 18 percent of all serious crime in the U.S., topped only by larceny-theft. Fortunately, you can help prevent this from happening with these four steps: 1. Draw Your Blinds One of the easiest things to do before leaving home is to draw your blinds. This is especially important for ground-level windows so potential burglars walking by can’t see valuables or determine if someone is home. Make it a habit to draw...

Vacation Tips: 4 Steps for Home Security
posted on: Apr 4, 2015 | author: Safety Issues

Shelter Safety: Protecting Your Home

OCOKA is a military acronym that stands for Observation, Concealment, Obstacles, Key Terrain and Avenues of Approach. Those serious about protecting their families and homes during a potential martial law scenario will learn the methods and means behind this strategy. The following shelter safety tips will help get you started. Pay Attention to the Dog It’s not uncommon for the family to be sitting around watching TV when the dog suddenly starts growling and yipping. That’s because a dog’s sense of hearing is far superior to that of their human masters. Dr. Bruce Fogle, author of the “The Dog’s Mind,” says a dog’s ears can absorb sound waves at speeds upward of 40,000 cycles per seconds, or about...

Shelter Safety: Protecting Your Home
posted on: Oct 24, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

Four Companies that Help to Protect Us and Keep Us Safe...

As consumers, we rely on different types of businesses to provide us with products that will satisfy a variety of needs. For example, we can count on grocery stores and restaurants for food and beverages, and gas stations for fuel for our vehicles. We also work with companies that help to keep us safe and protected from various threats. The following four businesses offer security and safety-related products and services: ADT When it comes to home security, ADT is a one-stop alarm and monitoring shop. As the company website notes, ADT is the only security company in the country that has been providing 24/7/365 security and alarm monitoring services for over 100 years. While some home and business owners hire...

Four Companies that Help to Protect Us and Keep Us Safe
posted on: Sep 25, 2014 | author: Safety Issues

The Average Thief

It happens all too often—a family believes that they wouldn’t be the ones for a home intrusion. How could that happen to us? However, you only wish you could change back time when it does happen to you, your family, and your house; to get yourself to install the alarm system you never got around to. It’s so funny isn’t it, how we automatically consider that the worst will never ever happen to us. But the statistics say otherwise. These statistics shouldn’t be taken lightly, and should force you—and make you want to—install a home security alarm system into your home. Every 13 seconds, a home burglary takes place in the United States, and of these, 30% of...

The Average Thief
posted on: Aug 17, 2013 | author: Staff writer

Top Ten Tips to Secure Your Home during Summer Vacation...

According to www.homesecurity.inmyarea.com securing your home during summer vacation can take on many forms. Here are the top ten ways to ensure your home’s safety. 1. Ask a friend of your family to check in on your home every day or two that you are gone. This includes picking up the paper, getting mail, and generally making your house look as though it is lived in. If no one is available to do this, halt newspaper delivery so that newspapers do not build up on your driveway and make your house look abandoned. 2. Arrange for gardening for your house, especially if you will be gone for extended periods of time. An unkempt lawn, bush, or tree is...

Top Ten Tips to Secure Your Home during Summer Vacation
posted on: May 29, 2013 | author: Simon

Tips to Make Your Fireplace Safe

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that over 20,000 fires a year start in the fireplaces and solid-fuel appliances used in residences. Before you start using the fireplace again, there are safety measures you can take to ensure that the hearth becomes a haven not a hazard. • Make sure that a fire burning in the fireplace is always attended. • Have the chimney checked by a trained technician. You’re concerned not only about fires but also about carbon monoxide poisoning. • Clear the chimney and hearth space. Keep decorations, furniture, and anything combustible several feet away. Make sure that tree branches and leaves outside are fifteen feet or more away from the chimney top. • Install...

Tips to Make Your Fireplace Safe
posted on: Sep 1, 2012 | author: Staff writer

Asbestos Precautions to Take When Demolishing a Building...

To help curb the asbestos hazards faced by industry employees, construction companies are required to uphold the regulations in the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). Section one outlines safe demolition practices that must be followed to avoid exposure risks and/or governmental fines.NESHAP Demolition GuidelinesThe Environmental Protection Agency classifies non-friable (not easily crushed by hand), asbestos-containing materials into two categories:• Category I (floor covering, roofing, packings, gaskets and mastic)• Category II (all other asbestos-containing materials that cannot be crumbled or turned into powder under mild pressure)Category I materials do not have to be removed from a building before it is demolished. However, Category II materials that pose a threat of being disturbed during demolition must be...

Asbestos Precautions to Take When Demolishing a Building
posted on: May 15, 2012 | author: Staff writer

Killer in the Attic – EPA Still Evades Zonolite Warnings...

AOL News – The Environmental Protection Agency turned 40 years old this month, and public health and safety experts say the agency has set a new low in failing to protect millions of people at risk from the cancer-causing, asbestos-tainted insulation detailed in last week’s AOL News series, "A Killer in the Attic." The agency also refuses to explain why it is shirking its mandated responsibility to publicize what its own scientists have proved for years to be the extreme danger from even gently disturbing asbestos-laden vermiculite in insulation that was sold until the late 1990s as Zonolite....

posted on: Dec 8, 2010 | author: Staff writer

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