The logo will be used in a web site header and as a podcast logo. Slightly different versions to accommodate this may be required.
In web site version, a tagline will be paired with the logo to construct the header. I'll likely tweak the tagline over time, so I won't include it in the logo. I prefer a horizontal orientation over vertical.
In the podcast version, the logo must be attractive & identifiable at 600x600px (e.g., intricate detail too easily lost should be avoided).
I'm open to color schemes. As a starting point, I'm considering a site design with one or two shades of blue, a rich medium green and probably another color, such as a medium-dark gray or brown. You don't have to use all these, it's just what I'm thinking today.
As the brand name is a bit long, will appreciate attempts to make it seem shorter as well as perhaps incorporating the play on words ("safe at home" & "home security guide").
By "security", I want to give a sense of peace, comfort and feeling secure, even a human touch, not of being behind fortress walls or a "prisoner" in one's own home. So no padlocks, chains or similar imagery.
Any use of a stylized house (such as cradled in hands) should not appear too rural as I'm going after an audience more urban than not.
Dignified but with a "web 2.0" feel is OK, cartoonlike is not.
Will want Illustrator and uncompressed JPEG (or PNG) delivered.