Crash Course: The Most Dangerous Places in the Home

When most of us hear the word “home” the word association centers in our brains think of certain words: comfort, peace, food, shelter, safety, family—or maybe even some thoughts of pasta, pierogies, cookies, puzzles, or other favorite meals and activities...

Watch for Waste: Tips for Efficiently Using Water

Our most precious resource on earth isn’t renewable. The average human body has 50-65% of this resource. Humans can live up to three weeks without food, but they can only last three days without this resource — water. And many...

Efficient Energy: How to Save Money in Your Home

Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and spring time is in the air. The spring season will transition to summer in a few months and warm weather will be here to stay. The summer months usually mean more exercise—or more...

What The Stats Say About Smoke Alarms Saving Lives

It’s late into the evening and Tom is tucked into bed. The blankets wrapped around him have formed a cocoon, and there’s no sign of him moving or waking up until the next morning. He closes his eyes and falls...

The Only Checklist You’ll Need to Prepare for Disaster

A disaster can strike in the blink of an eye. When disasters occur people can lose access to food and water. Severe weather events are the most likely culprits, including tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, blizzards, and wildfires. Different parts of the...

The Ultimate Guide to Protecting Toddlers from Dangerous Hazards in the Home

When every human enters the world we each have a clean slate. We don’t know anything, everything is new and exciting, and we haven’t gathered the life-lessons to understand the repercussions of a mistake. This is the beauty of being...

The All-Encompassing Dictionary of Home Security

As long as humans have been around, systems to protect self, family, and belongings have been necessary. The peace of mind of knowing that you are safe and secure is not unique to modern life—though modern life may present new...

How to Conduct a Lighting Audit of Your Home

They’re found on the patio, back porch, kitchen, bathroom, in every room of the home, and some are outside and used as motion detector devices. What are they? They’re lights, and they may be costing you money at your home...

How Home Automation Helps Those With ALS

With the blink of an eye or the twitch of the face, an entire living residence can be controlled. At least this is what happens for patients with ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) at the Dapper McDonald ALS Residence at the...

How to Stay Safe When Working From Home

It’s becoming increasingly more common for people to work from home. Whether they work from their house every so often, or have entire jobs that take place at the home. With this new working lifestyle comes some challenges. It’s important...

Withings Scraps the Apple HomeKit Security Camera

One of the first cameras to be compatible with Apple’s HomeKit has been scrapped entirely. The Withings Home Plus, at least for now, will not be on shelves. Back in February, the D-Link Omna beat out Withings to have the...