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Written by Adam Miller

Although Texas isn't known for its record levels of snow and ice, we do enjoy colder temperatures during the winter months. It's not uncommon for homeowners to use their fireplace, candles, or space heater more often as the temperatures drop, but they can also lead to a rise in home fires. In fact, winter months have the highest rates of fire fatalities because of accidental fires in homes and apartment complexes.

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Written by Adam Miller

In the past, it was common for people to know all their next-door neighbors and even many of the families on their street. Likewise, business owners often knew all the other shop owners up and down their block. Now, in the hustle and bustle of today's society, people go days or even weeks without ever seeing their neighbors, much less interacting with them. When individuals, families, and business owners make an effort to get to know their neighbors, the community is a safer place.

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Written by Adam Miller

Online shopping has become the preferred method for buying gifts during the holiday season, with over $90 billion dollars spent online during the 2016 holiday season alone. Purchasing online means shoppers can avoid the crowds, busy parking lots, and mad dashes to find deals before they're gone. Unfortunately, all the time and money you save by buying online is pointless if package thieves steal your packages from your front door. In today's Aegis blog post, we look at four simple ways to protect package deliveries from thieves and ensure you receive your shipments.

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Written by Adam Miller
What Individuals and Families Can Learn From Natural Disasters

Hurricane Harvey has been a major wake-up call to individuals and families across the country about their own level of preparedness in the face of a natural disaster. Improved technology has made it slightly easier to predict certain types of natural disasters and their expected pathways, but it's still next to impossible to predict their full impact or level of destruction. For example, Texas residents knew several days in advance that Hurricane Harvey was approaching our coast, but no one knew that we would receive multiple tornadoes and catastrophic, record-shattering flooding.

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Written by Adam Miller
How To Make Your Home Safer For Your Family

We often believe that home is the safest place we can be, especially when it comes to protecting our children. However, studies have shown that accidents and injuries involving adults or children are far more likely to occur at home than anywhere else. While part of this may be because we spend more time at home, the truth is that our homes aren't always as safe as they could be. Many of the accidents, injuries, and deaths that occur at home are largely preventable, but homeowners just aren't aware of the risks or dangers that exist, or know how to lower those risks.

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Written by Adam Miller
How To Keep Thieves From Targeting Your Home

Thieves are becoming more brazen and aggressive as they look for items to steal and homes to rob. As a result, homeowners must be more vigilant about protecting their property, whether they're home or not. A good first step in protecting yourself, your loved ones, and your personal property is to not make your home an obvious target for criminals. In today's blog post, we look at four ways to keep thieves from targeting your home or rental property.

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Written by Adam Miller
Three Life Changes That Can Impact Personal Insurance Coverage

Major life changes will often lead individuals or families to update or increase personal insurance coverage. For example, when a couple gets married or welcomes a new child to their family, it can trigger a change in life insurance coverage, estate planning, and beneficiary information. However, there are some life changes that can still impact personal insurance coverage that people forget about.

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Written by Adam Miller
The Importance of Locking Up Assets and Valuables

Individuals and families accumulate assets and valuables over time, but not everyone protects their property in the best way. Often, people can be careless with how they display and store what means most to them, and unknowingly make themselves a target for thieves. In today's blog post, we discuss the importance of locking up assets and valuables, and offer four suggestions to keep your property safe from criminals.

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Written by Adam Miller
Three Tips To Safely Enjoy The Big Game

This weekend Houston hosts the biggest football game of the year, with millions of people across the county gathering in homes, restaurants, and bars to watch the game, fill up on delicious food, and have fun. While it can be great to celebrate and watch sports games with family and friends, it's important to remember a few safety tips to ensure you have a fun and safe time. No one wants a big game celebration interrupted by an personal injury or accident that requires medical attention or the fire department.

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Written by Adam Miller
Three Common Dangers During The Holidays

The holidays are a festive time of celebration, often involving traveling, gathering with family and friends, and sharing delicious meals together. Sadly, they can also be a dangerous time for families and friends if proper precautions are not taken. In today's blog post, we discuss three common dangers that occur most during the holidays, and what people can do to mitigate their risks.

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