Safety - Blog

By Staebler Insurance on Mar 12, 2019

It’s been a cold and blustery winter, and we may have to wait even longer for warmer weather to arrive. It’s been a season of high winds, record snowfall, and plunging temperatures, it was only a matter of time before something went wrong, and sure enough the power goes out. "Okay, no big deal, I’m sure they’ll have this fixed by lunch” you thought at the time, but now it’s getting dark and the power is still off. The temperature of your living room is starting to get downright...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 5, 2019

Do you know what your children are watching on YouTube Kids? Don’t just answer "cartoons” or "Peppa Pig,” what are they really watching? Have you stopped to look at the titles of the videos? Or watched any of the skits being performed? If you’re not actively monitoring your children’s use of the platform, chances are they are seeing something you don’t want them to see. Far from the safe environment of children’s entertainment that it’s supposed to be, YouTube Kids is awash...

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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 5, 2019

Social media is a fantastic way to stay connected to the people in your life. It lets you trade jokes with your friends while waiting in line at the grocery store, talk to a sympathetic ear when you're up at 2:00 a.m., and share exactly what is going on in your life with the people who matter the most. Unfortunately, you're not just sharing with friends and family. When you put things out on social media, there is no telling who is watching. From identity thieves eager to exploit...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 24, 2019

With a seemingly never-ending wave of high-profile attacks rocking the tech world for the past two years, none of us can afford to be complacent about cyber crime anymore. But, while many of us understand the threat cyber crime poses, not all of us are sure where to start when addressing it. Well, wonder no longer. The best way to protect yourself from cyber crime is with personal cyber insurance, an emerging type of insurance designed specifically for this modern concern....

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 16, 2019

With the winter months upon us, it’s important we take extra care to protect the most vulnerable members of our families – our pets. While your puppy or kitten may have a natural fur coat to help shield them from the blowing snow, the winter can still be very hard, even life threatening, on your pets if you take don’t the proper precautions. Bring them in As the old saying goes "if you’re cold, they’re cold.” You wouldn’t want to hang outdoors for long periods of time...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 27, 2018

New Year’s Eve can be a lot of fun. A great time to get together with friends or family, blow off steam from a busy holiday season, and set an optimistic tone for the year to come. That is as long as you do it safely! Every year thousands of Canadians start their year off on the wrong foot by partying to excess and making themselves sick. Sadly, those are the lucky ones. There are always a few people who wind up facing harsher consequences than a nasty hangover, including serious...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 18, 2018

Do you enjoy video games or have someone in your household who does? If so, it’s more than likely you’ve heard of Fortnite. It’s unavoidable in the gaming scene. Fortnite is currently one of the most popular games in the world, a genuine media sensation, and it’s free to install and play meaning just about anyone can get in on the action! Unfortunately, this also includes malicious hackers eager to seize on a popular fad to spread their malware. Part of what has made...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 10, 2018

By now, most of us are familiar with 2-factor authentication. It’s a simple, but important, security precaution for your most sensitive online accounts such as your email and personal banking information. It’s a safety net that provides you with an additional layer of protection in case your password is stolen or exposed. With 2-factor authentication, if you (or someone else) tries to login to one of your accounts from an unusual location, a text message (or email) will be sent to your...

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 3, 2018

Whether you just plan on hanging a string of classic white lights over the eaves or have full-on Griswold style ambitions on your mind of transforming your home into a winter wonderland, lighting up the home for the holidays is a lot of fun. Unfortunately, it can also be risky. Every year thousands of people spend the holiday season in pain thanks to light related accidents such as slipping off ladders, back issues from hauling too much, or even electrocution. Here’s what you need...

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By Staebler Insurance on Nov 27, 2018

Waterloo Region road planners have fallen in love with roundabouts! In recent years, roundabouts have gone from being a curiosity you might encounter in some quaint, sleepy neighbourhood 20 minutes out of the way to a regular feature of many main thoroughfares and highly trafficked areas. In cities like Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge, there are literally dozens of roundabouts, practically guaranteeing that any trip you take through the area will see you navigating at least a few...

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