With all of the decorations, shopping, parties, and fun coming up with the holiday season, it’s important to be safe while also having fun. The best suggestion for home safety during the holidays, as well as the rest of the year, is to have a monitored security system, but there are several other things you can do to help keep your home and family safe.

Living alone can be liberating. You can come and go as you please, decorate with your favorite colors, and relax in your pajamas until noon without being criticized. However, living alone can also have its pitfalls, including concerns about security and feeling lonely. If you feel uneasy about living alone, here are several simple steps you can take to help make your abode more secure, boost your comfort level, and enjoy your freedom to its fullest.

If this is your first time traveling abroad – or maybe you just need a refresher – here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip.

Crime prevention is everyone's responsibility, not just law enforcement. One of the best ways to take an active part in crime prevention is to become more alert and aware of what is going on around you. Crime can be reduced by following some simple measures like locking your doors, watching out for your neighbors, and keeping your personal information secure. Seniors are often targets as criminals focus on their vulnerabilities. It is important to remember you can avoid becoming the victim of an illegal scheme or scam by simply refusing to participate.

Criminals intent on robbing people's homes often see seniors as easy prey. Here are some basic steps you can implement to reduce the chances of being victimized.

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While the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season is also when many families reevaluate the security of their home. Besides the obvious (and, unfortunately, expensive) choice of a variety of home security systems, there is also a wealth of easy ways to ensure your abode stays safe, private, and secure at little cost.

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Some phone calls and emails are important, some can be annoying, and others are just plain illegal. Learn how to reduce the number of unwanted messages you get by phone and online.