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A Smart Guide To Personal Safety – Be Prepared When Disaster Strikes

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Lifesaver and fire alarmHere at Safe Smart Living, it’s not just about protecting your home and belongings. An even more precious commodity is yourself and your loved ones. Our experts bring you in-depth guides on personal safety covering everything from situational awareness training and self-defense to emergency preparedness, internet safety and even babies!

Safe Smart Guide To Personal Safety

What Can I Do To Keep My Family Safe?Baby On Floor Playing With Toys, Caption: Baby Gear Basics

We want to keep our family safe in every stage of life from babies to seniors. If you’re expecting a baby or helping care for one, you may be feeling overwhelmed by all the product recommendations out there. Children are especially vulnerable to accidents, which can happen in a matter of seconds. From car seats to baby monitors, we review our top picks in the critical category of baby safety.

As your child grows into a teenager, you’ll probably find them nagging you for a smartphone. At what age is a smartphone not only appropriate, but smart? We cover that and more in our section on cyberbullying – awareness is the first step and children are common victims. Help protect your loved ones by learning how to prevent cyberbullying.

To help monitor your child’s phone, you could install a parental control app. These apps allow you to block websites and apps, view the location of the phone, receive detailed reports on the phone’s activity and more. Our article covers some frequently asked questions as well as the best apps to consider.

Later in life, you may find the tables turned as your parents age and require more care. Whether it’s our parents, grandparents or other elderly loved one, we want to provide the best care we can to help them maintain a positive and healthy lifestyle. Safe open with valuables inside

Checkout our article on home safety tips for the elderly. It’s important at all ages that we eat well, get exercise and socialize with others. We discuss all of this and more in our article.

No matter what age you are, you may want a safe to keep your important documents and prized possessions protected from burglars, fires, floods and more. Storing your family’s birth certificates, Social Security cards, passports and other private information in a secure safe can help prevent identity theft. Our top safe picks are reviewed here.

Safety On The Go

Person Doing CPR, Caption: Emergency Preparedness 101Natural disasters happen without warning, more often than you may realize. That’s why it’s essential to have an emergency plan in place. Whether it’s a tornado, hurricane or earthquake, being prepared with everything you need ahead of time can reduce stress and give you peace of mind when you need it most.

We have created checklists for all sorts of scenarios with recommended kits that will come in handy in times of need. Learn more in the emergency preparedness section of our website.

What if you’re out and about? From driving statistics for each state to the newest car technology and gear, we’ve got your back when it comes to on the road safety.

Sadie Cornelius

Sadie has a bachelor’s in communications and minor in business from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been writing about, researching and a user of security and smart home technology since 2012. As an early adapter and avid user of gadgets, she’s not only well-versed in how to use them but also passionate about helping others integrate them into their lives and homes. Having lived in various urban neighborhoods in major cities, she has experienced her share of property crimes over the years; from car break-ins to stolen bikes. As a result, she’s extra cautious when it comes to protecting herself and her property. Her expertise has appeared in many notable media outlets, including The New York Times' Wirecutter, Forbes, People, Reader's Digest, Apartment Therapy, and other regional news organizations.

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