Safety & Security

Information about home safety equipment as well as alarms and smoke & carbon monoxide detectors. For information about combined Smoke & CO Alarms see this review. Also don't miss our report on DIY Home Alarm Systems.

Keeping the Home Safe for Elderly Parents

Example of a bath safety rail

It is natural for seniors to want to live independently at home for as long as they are physically able. Home is where they feel secure. From a financial standpoint, it also may make good economic sense. Assisted living centers can be costly, so living at home may be a senior’s best option.

Five Telltale Signs Your Home Isn't Secure

Everyone should feel safe in their own homes. As human beings, we have a right to be comfortable and worry-free when we are relaxing on the couch in our pajamas or when we leave for vacation. Having the nagging feeling that your home might not be secure is a stress-point many of us don’t need. Unfortunately, your home may not be as safe as you think.

Social Smart Lock from August

August Smart Lock

Here's a new concept in home automation - the August Smart Lock which this start-up company is billing as a 'social' lock. BTW - August is the name of the company, not the month in which their product was launched.

Ok, so locks seem more like anti-social devices, after-all their primary purpose is to keep people out - not to help you be social. But this is where August have turned the old idea of locks upside-down.

Safety Precautions Before Using A Power Drill

Use a drill safely

If you use power tools on a regular basis you're probably well versed with using them safely.

However it can be good from time to time to revisit these rules in a written form so you aren't complacent. Failure to comply with the rules may result in injury to yourself or others.

Some of the main rules which you'll need to conform to include:

How Celebrities Protect Their Property

Angelina and Brad - Chrisa Hickey [CC-BY-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Home security and property protection are always the two most important things in a homeowners mind, you have worked hard to get that property and you don’t want anybody damaging it or stealing from it. There are lots of hi-tech ways of doing this now, you can find most of them on celebrity homes around the world and for the purposes of this article I will outline some of the key ones to you.

10 DIY Home Security Projects


In the current economy many people are turning to do-it-yourself projects to save money.

This is especially true when it comes to home improvement and security. While there may be benefits to having a company come and install a high-tech security system in your home, it can also get expensive. Many people don’t realize there are small steps you can take on your own to prevent break-ins.

5 Major Cons Of Wireless Alarm Systems

At first glance, wireless security systems seem to be an ideal solution for homeowners who want to improve the security on their homes. However, although these systems have their pluses, there are several downsides that need to be considered before making a decision. Your home security should never be taken lightly and you owe it to yourself to be informed so that you can make the right decision to protect your home.