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How to Prepare Your Pets for Earthquakes

Earthquake Preparedness Tips for Pets Living in California, an area prone to earthquakes, means you may constantly know that lingering feeling that the “big one” could happen at any time with little to no warning. While you may know what to do when an earthquake hits, what about your pets? The best course of action is to have a plan in place to Read More

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Personal Safety App: SafeON

10May,2018
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Looking for a hands-free app that has your back? Read on! At Hoffman Brown Company, we are regularly looking for creative ways on how to advise our customers to stay safe. From useful safety tips to quality insurance, we are looking out for you. Recently, we discovered a new app that helps individuals take care of each other: SafeON. We are Read More

Holiday Safety Tips

Holiday Safety Tips

7December,2017
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LAPD-approved safety tips for the holiday season. The holidays are a special time of year. Whether you are out holiday shopping, decking the halls or driving winter roads, it is important to be aware of certain safety precautions. To keep your holiday and festivities running smoothly, check out these holiday safety tips from the LAPD Crime Read More

School Age Safety

Safe Practices For School-Aged Children

29March,2017
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Run through these important practices with your children to protect them. By the time your child reaches middle school, he or she will likely know to look both ways before crossing the road and to not wander off with strangers. Even so, as older children become more independent, they become less inclined to listen to mom and dad’s advice. For Read More

How to Best Protect Your Items in Storage

How to Best Protect Your Items in Storage

24February,2017
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Many of us have more things than we know what to do with and so we turn to the aid of rental storage facilities to store some of our things.  If you need extra space for your belongings, you should consider renting a storage space for your items. But before you go and rent any old place, it is best to know how to protect your items in a rental Read More

Stay Safe in Crowds

Top Ways on How to Stay Safe in Crowds

10February,2017
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Learn some of the best practices on how to stay safe in crowds. There’s something to be said for safety in numbers, but when you are in an area that is jam-packed with people, stalls, and vehicles, it can seem overwhelmingly dangerous. When you’re attending busy sporting events, concerts, festivals, and other large gatherings, it’s important to Read More

What NOT to Store in Your Contacts File

What NOT to Store in Your Contacts File

6February,2017
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Smartphones undoubtedly make our lives easier, but the convenience they offer could put our private information and at risk.  Remembering phone numbers is a thing of the past because the only number a majority of people know is their own–and perhaps another family member's. This forces us to store their numbers on our phones and entices some of us Read More

What to Know When Assessing Art value

What to Know When Assessing Art Value

19January,2017
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When it comes to the value of your art, it is important to know how appraisers assess and determine the value to make sure you are getting a fair assessment. Here are a few guidelines on what to look for when hiring an art appraiser. You should know the appraiser’s curriculum vitae–their education, qualification, and previous experience (this Read More

Family Travel

Safeguard Your Family Through Traveling Adventures

10November,2016
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Take precautions before traveling with your family to ensure a fun and safe adventure. Even though our news warns us of terrorism, natural disasters, and crimes, the recent downpour of issues shouldn’t stop us from traveling with our families. Whether you have a trip booked or are still deciding where your next adventure should be, you’ll want to Read More

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Why You Should Cover Your Laptop’s Webcam

3November,2016
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If the FBI Director recommends covering your laptop’s camera, take heed. With the tech era booming, many of us have computers, laptops, and tablets. Most, if not all, of these devices now come with integrated webcams, making it easy for you to video chat with friends, family, and business partners. Even though it is a useful feature, it’s Read More