Security systems: Take the proper steps to protect your home

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Claims experience shows that theft losses can be prevented when a central station burglar alarm is installed and activated in your home. Improve your family’s security and reduce the potential of home intrusion by knowing the basics for safety and alarm component options.

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Sprinklers essential to safety in high-rise residences

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High-rise buildings with residential uses pose unique risks that deserve special attention to safety. Whether you are purchasing a condo, staying in a hotel or living in a high-rise senior apartment or college dorm, consider whether the building is protected by automatic sprinkler systems.

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Fighting fire: Benefits of a residential sprinkler system

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It takes only minutes for a fire to escalate. Even with the responding fire department’s prompt arrival, a home could be destroyed. To help avoid this, have your home fitted with a residential sprinkler system.

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Keep children safe at your home pool

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You can take steps to substantially reduce the likelihood of an accidental drowning in your home pool. The No. 1 rule: Never leave a child unattended or unsupervised around a pool.

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Flue season: Inspect your fireplace and chimney

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Home heating fires are the second leading cause of home fire deaths after cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Fireplaces, chimneys and flues account for a significant number of home heating fires.

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Flue season: Inspect your fireplace and chimney

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Home heating fires are the second leading cause of home fire deaths after cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Fireplaces, chimneys and flues account for a significant number of home heating fires.

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Preventing fires in the home

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A home fire is your most dangerous fire threat. This video from the U.S. Fire Administration has tips for preventing fires at home.

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Spring checklist: How did your home hold up?

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As the calendar turns to spring, it’s time to assess how your property weathered the winter. This is a good time to make a “to-do” list to prevent property maintenance and liability issues.

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