Safety is a funny concept, isn’t it?
The definition of safety depends on the person or the family, their living conditions and life experiences. Everybody has an opinion about what can make a person feel safe – and we aren’t any different. We’re excited to introduce you to the Family & Home Security Safety Center.
You will find tips, articles and advice that relate to all types of safety: Home, Automobile, Child, Computer, Fire, Water and more.
Most of a person’s time is spent inside a home of one kind or another. Knowing a little bit about some basic home safety can be the difference between fatal and non-fatal injuries or accidents. Some of these basics include locking your doors at night, using deadbolts where necessary, determining a meeting point for the family in case of emergency and more.
How often do you drive without putting your seat belt on first? It seems like a no-brainer to put a seat belt on while driving, but it’s one of the most common reasons people are safe in an accident. There are so many other good safety tips for drivers and passengers in an automobile.
Children love to challenge safety and common sense in the name of exploration, learning and running their parents ragged trying to keep them safe. All kidding aside, children require a lot of safety precautions inside and outside of the home. Child safety includes fencing in your yard, teaching them about looking both ways before crossing the street, how to dial 911 and more.
Computer safety is getting to be a hot topic more than ever. Your personal information is likely stored on a computer, your passwords are probably stored somewhere on the computer, you access your bank information on the Internet and more. The computer is a gaping breach in credit and identity security that needs constant attention. One way to keep things safe is to use OpenID for logging in where possible. Another tip is to use completely random passwords and store them in a secure area.
Fire and smoke can be deadly. Families everywhere need to be educated on what to do in case of a fire or excessive smoke. Not only do you need to contact the proper authorities, you should have a plan for escaping the house in case of fire and a common place that even the children will know where to go to meet up with everybody.
This is a much bigger topic now than ever before because hurricanes and floods are getting bigger, more powerful and more devastating. How do you stay safe in a flood? How do you find safe drinking water? Not only is good insurance a good idea if you live in flood prone areas, but keeping a 72 hour storage of safe drinking water for the entire family is one of the many water safety tips you should know about.
Safety is a broad topic – there are so many safety guidelines for people and businesses. Some that are more common are carbon monoxide safety, workplace safety, kitchen safety, bath safety and more.