Simple Tech Hacks To Keep Your Home Safe

By CSL Staff
September 6, 2016

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Steve Kolobaric of Weiser gives 5 ways to keep your home safe on social media

1 Don’t update any statuses or “tweet” the dates that you are going away. Also, be sure to utilize the privacy settings on social media sites correctly to ensure that strangers are not seeing things you didn’t intend for them to see.

2 Be careful when using the “check-in” feature on Facebook, and be weary of apps that share your location to others. The new generation of apps broadcasts your location at all times to friends – and in many cases to people you don’t even know. And unlike the previous generations of applications that required you to check in to a venue, these apps are persistent unless you pause them or turn them off.

3 Don’t write about how frustrated you are because your front door doesn’t shut properly, or about how you’re getting new windows installed over the weekend.

4 Don’t post photos of the new television in your living room or the vintage motorcycle in your garage.

5 Be careful to monitor what your children are posting.

This original Tech article first appeared in the Spring 2014 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.

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