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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.
DIY or Pro: The Anatomy of Home Alarm Systems

DIY or Pro: The Anatomy of Home Alarm Systems

Wireless-enabled components and real-time monitoring are just a few of the updates changing home security systems. Whether you DIY yours or hire a pro install, here are a few terms and considerations.

16 Home Safety Features You Can Control via Smartphone

16 Home Safety Features You Can Control via Smartphone

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

Is Your Connected Home Safe and Secure?

Is Your Connected Home Safe and Secure?

Help keep your connected home protected with these home security tips. Learn more from State Farm.

Articles about protecting your home

Protect Yourself Against Home Burglary

Protect Yourself Against Home Burglary

When you're home or away, these home burglary prevention ideas preserve security.

Home Security: the Latest Burglar-Thwarting Options

Home Security: the Latest Burglar-Thwarting Options

The types of home alarm systems and how their features improve your home security.

13 Ways to Protect Your Home When You Travel

13 Ways to Protect Your Home When You Travel

Prevent your house from becoming a target with tips for security during vacation.

5 Ways to Protect Your Vacant House After Moving

5 Ways to Protect Your Vacant House After Moving

Keep your vacant home from falling victim to the elements, system failure, or burglary.

Pretend You Are Home and More Ways to Deter Burglary

Pretend You Are Home and More Ways to Deter Burglary

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

How to Protect Your Home While South for Winter Vacation

How to Protect Your Home While South for Winter Vacation

Keep your home safe and secure. Home winterization tips for Snowbirds to help prevent damage and theft.

Articles about fire prevention

Discover other articles about fire prevention to help protect your home.
Hidden Home Fire Hazards and How to Eliminate Them

Hidden Home Fire Hazards and How to Eliminate Them

Most house fires are preventable, so take a minute to learn these less obvious causes.

Create a Fire Evacuation Plan Today!

Create a Fire Evacuation Plan Today!

Prepare now so you can act quickly.

Protect your home against common causes of house fires

Protect your home against common causes of house fires

Devastating home fires are all too common.

Smoke Detector Placement and Safety

Smoke Detector Placement and Safety

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

How to Stay Safe From Carbon Monoxide

How to Stay Safe From Carbon Monoxide

This odorless, colorless gas is more insidious than you may realize. Learn what to do in case of a buildup.

Answers about Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Answers about Automatic Sprinkler Systems

Get answers and know the facts about automatic sprinkler systems.

Articles to help prevent claims

Perform An Annual Home Safety Audit.

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

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 Tips

Portable Generator Safety Tips

Stay safe when you need a portable generator to provide temporary power to your home.

Quick and Dirty Laundry Room Rules

Quick and Dirty Laundry Room Rules

A quick and dirty laundry room safety list.

11 Signs You Should Think About Rewiring Your Home

11 Signs You Should Think About Rewiring Your Home

Over half of home electrical fires are related to wiring problems. Is your home at risk?

Tips and Information About Tools for Detecting Radon Gas

Tips and Information About Tools for Detecting Radon Gas

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

Minimize Excess Moisture for a Healthier Home

Minimize Excess Moisture for a Healthier Home

Target moisture to protect your home from deterioration, mold, and air quality problems.

How to Identify Poisonous Plants

How to Identify Poisonous Plants

Toxic plants to keep out of reach of children and pets.

Lead Poisoning from Paint

Lead Poisoning from Paint

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

The information in this article was obtained from various sources not associated with State Farm®. While we believe it to be reliable and accurate, we do not warrant the accuracy or reliability of the information. These suggestions are not a complete list of every loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace manuals or instructions provided by the manufacturer or the advice of a qualified professional. Nor is it intended to effect coverage under our policy. State Farm makes no guarantees of results from use of this information.