Keep your home sweet home safe and sound

Articles from State Farm® to help keep you, your family, and your home safe and secure from fires, theft, and other potential hazards.

Articles about smart homes

Discover other articles about smart technology to help protect your home.

Home Security and Burglar Alarm Systems

Security and burglar alarms systems help deter burglars and protect your home. Learn more about monitored systems and security alarms.

Help Control Your Home's Safety With Your Smartphone

The latest generation of smart home monitoring goes far beyond smoke detection and intrusion alerts.

How to Secure Your Smart Home and Help Keep Your Data Safe

Help keep your connected home protected with these security tips.

Articles about protecting your home

Wildfire Defense Systems

A proactive approach for limiting the potential damage of a disaster.

What causes household mold?

Here are ways to cleanup and prevent household mold.

How to select the right safe for you

Home safes are available in a variety of types and have ratings to indicate how secure they are. Read on to select the best type for your needs.

How to Shut Off Your Utilities in an Emergency

Many situations could require the emergency shut off of certain utilities. Here are some tips for familiarizing yourself with the process now.

Protect Yourself Against Home Burglary

Keep your home safe from burglary with common sense, timers on lights, and neighbors. Here are some steps you can take to help protect yourself and your possessions.

Protect Your Home While on Vacation

Help prevent your house from becoming a target with these tips for security during vacation.

Ways to Protect Your Vacant House After Moving

If your former home hasn't sold, your vacant house could fall victim to the elements, vandalism, or burglary. Take steps now for vacant property protection.

Pretend You Are Home and More Ways to Deter Burglary

Theft happens, so try these affordable ways to increase security and protect your home.

Winterizing Home for Snowbirds

Home winterization tips for snowbirds to help prevent damage and theft to your property while you are away.

Articles about fire prevention

Discover other articles about fire prevention to help protect your home.

Why Chimney Cleaning is Important

Fireplaces provide warmth and ambiance in the winter, but build-up can occur in the flue and be hazardous. Learn how to keep a clean chimney.

Natural Gas Detectors - Are They Worth It?

Natural gas detectors can alert you and your family of odorless and dangerous leaks.

The Importance of Fire Extinguishers and Types

Every home should have fire extinguishers that are designed for each type of fire. Learn about the different types of fire extinguishers and their uses.

Help Protect Family from Electrical Fires for Free

State Farm is offering free Ting Sensor devices to qualified policyholders in participating states.

Safety Tips to Help Prevent Home Fires

Fires in your home can devastate your family and property alike. Increase your fire preparedness with these basic fire safety and prevention tips.

Create a Fire Evacuation Plan Today

Fires can spread more quickly than many people realize. A family fire evacuation plan can help. Learn how to create and practice one today!

Protect Your Home Against Common Causes of House Fires

Devastating home fires are all too common.

Smoke Detector Placement and Safety

You're going to need more than one and there are different types, so read this.

Causes and Prevention for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide is poisonous to humans and animals. Learn the warning signs to prevent CO poisoning.

Answers about Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Automatic sprinkler systems are a key step in fire prevention, but you may have some questions. Get answers from State Farm and know the facts about automatic sprinkler systems to protect your business from devastating fire damage.

Articles to help prevent claims

Perform An Annual Home Safety Audit

Perform an annual home safety audit in a single afternoon with this simple checklist to help keep your home operational and your family safe.

What Not to Store in the Garage

Wondering what not to store in the garage? Some items might surprise you. Learn more about what can stay and what should be stored elsewhere.

Portable Generator Safety

Check out these portable generator safety tips for when you need to provide temporary power to your home or wherever you need it.

Quick and Dirty Laundry Room Rules

A quick and dirty laundry room safety list.

11 Signs You Should Think About Rewiring Your Home

Rewiring a house may be a good idea if you notice one or more of these 11 telltale signs from State Farm. Read them now.

What Is Radon Gas

How to test for and treat your home for this colorless, odorless and dangerous gas.

Minimize Excess Moisture

Protect your home by eliminating excess moisture before it causes major damage. These tips on moisture resistance can help.

How to Identify Poisonous Plants

Aside from poison ivy and oak, be aware of these other poisonous plants that can be toxic to humans and pets.

Lead Poisoning From Paint

If your home was built before 1970, lead may be present in lead-based paint, so read these safety tips.

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