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Home Fire Safety Checklist

Decades of UL research into fire behavior show that 40 years ago, a home occupant had 17 minutes to escape a fire. Today that has been reduced to just three min

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Power Up Safely When the Power Goes Down

Tips for buying a generator and preventing shock, fire or injury.

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Don’t Let DIY Home Security Measures Jeopardize Safety

Recent ‘tips’ to avoid garage break-ins can actually be dangerous

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Fidget Spinners: Harmless Fad or Dangerous Gamble

Fidget Spinners

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Hurricane Season is Here! 5 Preparedness Tips You Can Tackle Today

It only takes one hurricane to devastate a community.

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Asthma Awareness – Can Your Indoor Air Be a Factor?

Asthma Awareness Month

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SafeBee for a Safe Home: Smarter From Room to Room

From smartphones and virtual assistants to thermostats and light bulbs, internet of things (IoT) technology is popping up everywhere at home, at work, and in-between.

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Smart Homes, Smarter Consumers

There are currently more than 13 billion interconnected devices (digital and electronic) globally.

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Storm Safety: How to Help Keep You and Your Home Safe During a Storm

​Storms and tornadoes are popping up across the US and many wonder how they can keep their families and homes, both inside and outside, safe.

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Cold Without the Snap - Preventing Ice Damage at Home

Whether it’s the result of freezing rain or simply part of the thaw-freeze cycle that happens when the sun is out, ice is part of winter weather.

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​Drones Are Becoming More Popular, But Are They Safe?

Everything from package deliveries to farming to construction building and more might all soon be supported by a drone.

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Keep Your House Warm and Your Family Safe

Whatever heating options you choose, it’s also a good idea to look for UL Certified products to help ensure they’ve been tested for safe use.

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​Give Cold Season the Cold Shoulder: Preventing the Spread of Infectious Diseases

Fall and winter are synonymous with cold season, especially in the northern states.

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Christmas Tree Buying Tips: How Fresh (and Safe) Is that Evergreen?

Whether fresh or fake, you want a tree that won't go up in flames.

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The Gift Of Christmas Tree Safety

Christmas trees are a fire hazard. Stay safe by following these tips