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Safe Smart Living® is the leading authority when it comes to resources for your personal and home security. Since 2014, we’ve been featured as a trustworthy source in hundreds of websites, news stories and blogs on home and cybersecurity, insurance, smart home and tech living topics.

Here are some of our highlights and most buzz-worthy, recent press mentions:

Home Security Offers That Are Actually Scams

Reader's Digest logoKimberly Alt of Safe Smart Living notes that if a company truly wants your business, it won’t pressure you to sign a contract immediately. Waiting 24 hours for you to make the right decision regarding the best home security system for your specific needs shouldn’t be a problem. “Tell them you want to think on it and ask for their contact info, so you can research and follow up later,” says Alt. “If they are still continuing to pressure you, it’s best to walk away—literally, if it’s door-to-door salespeople.” – Reader’s Digest 02/11/2020

How to Find a Safe Place to Live Off-Campus: Tips for College Students

Realtor.com logoAccording to Sadie Cornelius with Safe Smart Living® – in Washington, DC some building types are safer than others. She says you should look for apartment buildings with interior hallways and, if possible, a front desk.”Ideally, a unit on the second floor or higher is better, as they are less prone to break-ins,” she says. “But also near a stairwell, for an easy escape in case of fire. – Realtor.com 10/18/2018

The Best Emergency Kits You Can Buy to Be Prepared for Anything

Business Insider logoWith hundreds of reviews posted, this affordable emergency kit enjoys an admirable 4.3-star rating on Amazon. A YouTube video reviewer appreciated the long shelf life of the food and water included, while a SafeSmartLiving.com write up said this low-cost kit includes the “basic items needed in an emergency.” – Business Insider 4/18/2019

10 Major U.S. Cities with the Best and Worst Police Response Times

Campus Safety Magazine logoSecurity trends website Safe Smart Living has released a report that reveals which major U.S. metro cities have the best and worst average police response time. – Campus Safety Magazine 12/1/2018

Tips on How Consumers Can Protect Their Personal Information

Advisor News logoAccording to Safe Smart Living, every three minutes 19 people fall victim to identity theft. According to 2017 IBM X-Force, the number of records compromised in 2016 grew 566 percent from 600 million to more than 4 billion. It is estimated that cybercriminals were paid $209 million in ransom just in the first three months of 2016. – Advisor News 4/10/2017

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