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Home Safety Resources (08)

Make Your Apartment Safe & Secure
Apartment dwellers have several safety and security issues that are unique to their particular living arrangement. This site has dozens of articles and hundreds of tips and suggestions for making your apartment safer and more secure. Articles include everything from biological pollutants around the home, to making your apartment safe for kids, to how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in the home, to learning how to spot dangerous and toxic black mold and what to do about it, to a security audit with safety tips to make your apartment as safe for you and your family as possible, to knowing what to look for in apartment safety before you sign the lease, to apartment safety when you're on vacation, to alarm systems, simple security devices, and even an article on elevator safety. If you live in an apartment and you're concerned about the health and safety of yourself and your family, this site can be a real eye-opener.

Protect Your Home and Family from Natural Disasters
Burglary and home invasions make the news and send a jolt of fear through us, as they well they should. Statistically, however, a burglary is not the most likely disaster to befall your home or your family. A natural disaster is. This site, run by The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, has a wide range of articles on protecting your home and your loved ones from a plethora of natural disasters. There are articles cover everything from earthquake, to flood, to tornadoes, to freezing weather, to hail, to hurricanes, wildfires, and more. In addition there are several helpful articles on building codes, business protection, public safety and much more. It's a dangerous world out there and it doesn't seem to be getting any safer on its own. It's up to each of us to do whatever we can to insure the safety of our loved ones and our property. The well-written and helpful articles on this site may help you do just that.

Join in the Discussion About Barcodes and Security Gates
Do you have an opinion about barcodes being used to identify residents of a gated community so that they can get in through the security gate? Share your thoughts on this discussion board and read what others have to say about this topic.

Weather is Also a Home Safety Issue
The United States has some of the worst weather in the world. Each years there are more than 10,000 thunderstorms, 2,500 floods, 1,000 tornadoes, and an average of six deadly hurricanes. Part of keeping your home and your family safe involves taking the proper safety measures to protect against nature's furry. See what The Weather Channel has to say about home safety and preparedness for proteching your family against natural disasters that can often strike with little or no warning. Start by making a plan. Decide where people will meet, who they will call, and what steps they will take in everything from a home fire to a tornado or an earthquake. Make a list of insurance policies, banking numbers and other vital information and have it held by a relative or trusted friend out of state. Have a battery-powered radio. Make children aware of what to do. Keep a supply of food and water for an emergency. Even make plans for your pets. It is not usually possible to know when or where a natural disaster will strike, so it pays to be prepared for anything.

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