Using Technology to Stay in Touch with Senior Friends and Family

Using Technology to Stay in Touch with Senior Friends and Family

Using Technology to Stay in Touch with Senior Friends and Family

Seniors have a reputation for not being very technologically friendly. This is true to some extent, mostly because technology changes so fast. After all, they’re releasing new phones and updates all the time! Don’t let all the changes scare your senior loved ones away from technology, and don’t let it scare you away from teaching them how to use technology either.Loneliness is a real problem for seniors. Not only are seniors feeling lonelier than ever, those that feel disconnected increase their risk of d… Read more →

Published on May 17, 2017
Home Services That Can Be Hacked

Home Services That Can Be Hacked

Keeping your home safe is important. Not only does it contain everything you own, it contains your family, and there is nothing more important to protect. That’s why we take our time to review the top home alarm system companies. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in your home knowing that if a break-in occurs, you and your family are protected. Unfortunately, keeping your family safe isn’t quite as simple as hooking up a few cameras and sensors in your home.Burglars don’t have to enter your pr… Read more →

Published on April 3, 2017
Gadgets That Make Great Holiday Gifts — With a Home Security Twist

Gadgets That Make Great Holiday Gifts — With a Home Security Twist

The holiday season is upon us! That means trying to find gifts for your friends and family that they will actually like. That can be a tall order!There’s no doubt that electronic gadgets are a welcome gift, but what can you get a friend or family member who has it all? If you purchase a tablet or Fitbit, they’re likely to take it back to the store because they already have one.The solution? A home security gadget! Not only will you give them the gadget gift they crave, your gift can also help them stay … Read more →

Published on November 25, 2016
How Businesses Experience Identity Theft, and What to Do About It

How Businesses Experience Identity Theft, and What to Do About It

If you’ve been following us here at InHomeSafetyGuide.org, you probably feel pretty confident about the knowledge you’ve gained in regards to identity theft. After all, we make it our job to provide you with quality information so you can keep yourself and your loved ones safe!When it comes to identity theft, we’ve told you how it can affect your children. We’ve shared exactly how it can affect your taxes and how credit card fraud is the most common form of identity theft. Perhaps, like us, you were mos… Read more →

Published on November 9, 2016
Winter Is Coming — Seasonal Safety Tips for Seniors

Winter Is Coming — Seasonal Safety Tips for Seniors

As summer turns into fall, and fall turns into winter, there are a lot of wonderful things to look forward to. The smell of burning leaves, roasted marshmallows, and the holiday season are at the top of everyone’s list. Most seniors are excited for the holiday season because it means getting to spend more time with family and friends!It’s never too early to start getting ready for colder temperatures. This is especially true for seniors, as winter weather can be even more dangerous than it is for younger ge… Read more →

Published on October 9, 2016
Home Security Cameras Aren’t as Convenient as You May Think

Home Security Cameras Aren’t as Convenient as You May Think

There’s no doubt that home security cameras are a great addition to a home security system. There are some really cool doorbell cameras that can tell you who’s at the door when you’re not home, a camera can help you keep an eye on the babysitter, and nearly every camera today is wireless, so they can be placed anywhere in your home.Cameras can make your home safer, but they aren’t necessarily as convenient as you may think. With so many different cameras and so many different providers, some cameras are… Read more →

Published on October 4, 2016
Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) – Home Security Systems

Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) – Home Security Systems

If you have a home security system, you expect to receive help in the event of an emergency, whether it’s a fire or a break-in. The question is, do you know how long it will take for emergency services to arrive at your doorstep?Depending on which security provider you use, you could be waiting for nearly a minute before the system responds. Add to that the time it takes for the monitoring center operator to contact emergency services to relay your information and you could be waiting a lot longer than you mi… Read more →

Published on August 8, 2016
DIY Identity Theft Protection Versus Professional Services

DIY Identity Theft Protection Versus Professional Services

We’re all looking for ways to save money, which means non-essential services take a backseat. For some people, that means forgoing professional identity theft protection.Do you really need professional identity theft protection, or can you do-it-yourself?The benefits of DIY identity theft protectionThe biggest benefit of DIY identity theft protection has been mentioned already, and that’s the fact that DIY protection is absolutely free. That’s an extremely important consideration for families that… Read more →

Published on June 21, 2016
How to Talk to a Loved One About a Medical Alert System

How to Talk to a Loved One About a Medical Alert System

There’s no doubt about it. Medical alert systems save lives. They can also greatly enhance the quality of life of the people who wear the pendant. Unfortunately, many seniors don’t see it this way.So, a medical alert system can be seen as admitting to defeat. Instead of providing a senior with the ability to live independently, some see a medical alert device as a symbol that they can’t live independently because they need the help of some new age contraption!These beliefs can make talking about a med… Read more →

Published on June 18, 2016
The Dangers of Wireless Home Security Systems

The Dangers of Wireless Home Security Systems

Wireless home security systems have really changed the game. They provide a high level of protection without all the messy wires and the complicated installation process of previous systems. There are also more options than ever when it comes to keeping tabs on your home wirelessly. You can choose from:Door and window sensors Water leakage detectors Security cameras Motion sensors Electronic locks Fire alarms And moreHere at inhomsafetyguide.org, we think wireless systems are way cool, b… Read more →

Published on June 14, 2016

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