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What Should Go in Your Home Safe (or Safe-Deposit Box)?

Jan 4 2017 2017 is here! This is a perfect time of year to revisit the important documents and other items you have in your home safe and in that safe-deposit box at the bank.What documents do you need to keep? What can... more

Burglary Prevention: Should You Leave the Lights On?

Dec 8 2016 It seems like a no-brainer to leave the lights on outside your home to deter burglars while you’re away (or even while you’re asleep). But does that really work? Or is it just a waste of electricity —... more

Device Insurance: Cover Your Personal Electronics With the Policy You Already Have

Nov 26 2016 The Holiday season is in full swing. The most desired items are for a Personal Electronic Device such as: a smartphone, or a smart TV, a tablet, or an ebook reader......EVEN all of the above! Many households... more

Which Home Alarms Do You Need?

Nov 9 2016 Technology has made home alarms of all kinds — from security to smoke, radon to radiation — more accessible than ever. Many of them can be configured to work together, and some even alert you to trouble... more

The Type of Fire Extinguisher Every Home Should Have

Aug 2 2016 A fire is a fire, and a fire extinguisher is a fire extinguisher, right? Well, not quite. There are actually different types of fires and different types of extinguishers that respond best to each one. So,... more

Thrifty Security: Burglar-Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Dec 22 2015 It's not unusual, when you set out on that holiday trip, to look back at the house a little nervously. Sure, you remembered to lock the doors, but just how secure are things? What might happen while you're... more