Safe Home Moving Tips

  Moving? According to Realtor.com, the Chicago area’s Housing Market Recovery Index is on the rise growing 6% in mid-June, indicating people are on the move. We all are sure to remember our cable or satellite services so our Wi-Fi and television services are not interrupted, but what about security?   Home security should be top on your moving list. Here are some helpful tips from Forest:     1) Is there an existing security system? Previously owned homes and …
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Smart Video Cameras and Smarter Video Alerts

Video Security Monitoring is essential these days. Live camera viewing and customized recording options, Forest’s Smart Video makes it easy to stay in touch with all the important activity at your home or business. With Forest Security’s Advanced Video Analytics Monitoring, your video is even more intelligent. Your monitored video streams can now distinguish between important events and routine activity. This real-time insight filters and categorizes your alerts giving you a superior level of customization and control. Using cutting edge …
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4th Of July Safety Tips from Shamus, Missy, and Minnow

Shamus, Missy and Minnow share their tips to keep your furry friends safe and happy this 4th of July. Independence Day celebrations are fun for the whole family, barbecues with lots of food, parades, music and then when night falls, Fireworks! That’s when the fun usually stops for most of our furry friends. That spectacular light show comes with loud booms making it very scary for so many pets. Shamus, Missy and Minnow want to help with these safety tips …
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A coronavirus screening app by Apple

Original Post By: Cnet.com / Carrie Mihalcik – March 27, 2020 A new screening app and website for Coronavirus is now available.  Thanks to Apple, the CDC, the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and FEMA. Apple launched a new COVID-19 website and app that features a screening tool set of resources to help people stay informed and take the proper steps to protect their health during the spread of COVID-19, based on the latest CDC guidance. Apple said the app …
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FBI Warning – Watch out for stimulus-package scams

Original Article By: Alfred Ng / cnet.com – March 26, 2020 Online thieves will try to take advantage of the $2 trillion package, the bureau says. Hackers and scammers online have ramped up attacks to take advantage of the coronavirus pandemic, and that could mean targeting the US COVID-19 relief effort next, the FBI has warned. On Wednesday, the US Senate passed a $2 trillion aid package to financially support people affected by the coronavirus outbreak. With businesses temporarily closing and …
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Safe food and package handling information videos

During these uncertain times, we are all concerned about keeping ourselves and loved ones safe and healthy. As we all stay safe at home, we still need food and other supplies. Here are some informative tips to help you keep everything you bring into your home contamination free.   Safe Grocery and Take Out Food Handling Tips from Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen Safe Package Handling from Haley Hernandez of KPRC2    

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Security Concerns When Working From Home

Original Post By Larry Anderson of SecurityInformed.com The global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus is changing work environments to an unprecedented degree. More employees than ever are being asked to work remotely from home. Along with the new work practices comes a variety of security challenges. Without the proper precautions, working from home could become a cybersecurity nightmare, says Purdue University professor Marcus Rogers. “Criminals will use the crisis to scam people for money, account information and more,” he …
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Tips to keep your home as coronavirus-free as possible

Original By: GRANT CURRIN from Huffington Post Article printed from AOL    REMOVE CLUTTER FROM AROUND THE SINK AND DISINFECT COUNTERS REGULARLY. Washing your hands is the most important thing you can do to protect yourself and everyone else from COVID-19. You should do it often ― some examples of good times are when you return from being outside, after you’ve touched a potentially infected surface, after you use the bathroom and before you eat. Hand washing fights the virus in two …
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Safety tips to Make Your Home Less Appealing to Burglars

Original Report By: Ryan Unger (Moneyversed.com) No one wants to experience a home invasion and the helpless feeling you are left with. Ensuring your home doesn’t appeal to burglars isn’t always easy, but these next tips will certainly help!     #1) Reinforce your existing door jam   Your current jam may seem adequate but it can never hurt to add to it. Give intruders the most difficult time trying to enter and stop them in their tracks.   #2 …
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All Security Systems are not created equal

Some DIY home projects are a great way to help save money and can easily be done by you, the homeowner. Other things may seem easy enough like installing an alarm system. How hard could this be? Well, let’s start here: According to Bob Dolph of SSI Magazine, there are many varieties of wireless devices. Some are extremely vulnerable as they are easily jammed and disabled making your security system useless. Professional Systems use the best technology to provide a …
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