Safety is a concern for individuals of all ages. Walking down the street, shopping in a mall, working alone at night, the morning run before work - all of these situations can leave us vulnerable! Thanks to smartphone technology and gps tracking, there are ways to increase your safety and security in threatening situations where you might need emergency help.
It's that time of year again with costumes, haunted houses, parades, tricks and treats, and parties for Halloween. Kids love Halloween - they love spending the night out and about with their friends, sometimes leaving parents worried about the dangers they may face on the most frightful night of the year. So parents, how do you better ensure your child's Halloween safety when you’re not around? Fortunately for you, there are discussions you can have with your kids and technologies you can invest in that can help keep them safety, track their whereabouts, and give you greater peace of mind throughout the night. Here are just a few Halloween safety tips to help ensure a fun and safe night:
Now that your children have grown and moved out, you may be thinking, it’s time to travel. At Lifefone, we agree! After decades of cramming travel into long weekends and limited vacation time, it’s time to set new goals to see new places. If you’ve retired, or shifted gears to a job with more flexibility, you have the time to explore and do more things. Here’s some tips to get you started on the right foot.
Being a ‘senior’ no longer equates with being ‘old’ and ‘unable’. It can actually have many perks associated with it, and one can be that you are able to downsize your living space. Having a large house is great when you are raising small children, but after they’ve grown and started their own families, smaller and less to take care of could be a good thing.
You don’t have to be the victim of a violent crime or live in an area of the country where violent crimes occur to reap the safety benefits that a personal emergency response system provides. LifeFone, provider of medical alert systems, also offers a mobile alert response device that operates from an app you install on your smartphone. With this device, you can easily summon assistance if you’re in an emergency situation.
Many families have “go bags” – those are bags that family members could grab and go with in the event of an emergency. Families who live in flood prone areas or areas of the country that are faced with other weather emergencies know the importance of being prepared in the event they have to leave or take shelter.
Believe it or not, real estate agents face many dangers in their profession. Private showings, listing appointments, hosting open houses, among others, are routine duties for a real estate agent and often involve one-on-one interaction with complete strangers. Crimes against realtors are referred to by a 2011 Realtor.org article as “crimes of opportunity”. They are targeted not only because of the valuable items they carry such as a cell phone, purse or wallet, but also because they drive up in a car and often show up alone.