gym safety
Crime Property Crime Society

Going to the Gym? Ways to Stay Safe

You decided 2017 is the year to get in shape! You are on a mission to lose those 20 stubborn pounds, so off to the gym, you go. It’s a place where you can get your body moving, socialize and have a little “me” time. You may feel at home at your gym, but the...

after a burglary
Burglary Residential Security

How to Handle Yourself After a Burglary

If you return home to discover that your property has been burglarized, do you know what to do? Hopefully, you never find yourself in this position, but it’s still a good idea to have a plan in place following a burglary. Doing so will streamline the process of getting your life back to “normal” working...

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Burglary Crime Network Security Residential Security

Are You Being Stalked?

Debbie’s getting ready for bed when she notices a car parked across the street. A shadowy face in the driver’s side stares back at her. She shudders and closes the curtains. This is the third time she has seen this car, and she’s starting to worry. Is she being stalked? Maybe. What Is Stalking? Stalking...

wifi router, how to protect home wifi
Network Security Residential Security

How to Protect Your Home WiFi from Hackers

Are your neighbors — or worse — criminal hackers accessing your home WiFi? WiFi has become an almost essential part of our daily lives. We connect to it from our smartphones, video game consoles, computers, TVs, and even “smart” systems like home automation controls and home security systems. But this reliance on WiFi technology has...

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Burglary Residential Security

How Burglars Turn Stolen Goods Into Cash

Do you have laptops, jewelry, cash, small electronics, firearms or prescription medicine in your home? Burglars will steal just about anything if they believe it can be easily resold for cash — and these are some of their favorite items. A typical burglar will work fast, scooping up as many items as possible during a...

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Burglary Crime

Home Security Ground Rules for Family Members and Guests

Do you have children or house guests in your home on occasion? Or extended family who often stay with you? If so, do they all know the basic rules about keeping your home safe from burglars and criminals? For example: Do your children give out your garage passcode to friends? Do your house guests and...

frenchdoors, home vulnerable to burglary
Burglary Residential Security

Why Your House Is Vulnerable to Burglary

Is your home susceptible to burglary? Even if you “think” it’s safe and secure, it could very well be a prime target for burglary. By conducting a security audit, you can identify vulnerabilities and take action to minimize them. Outskirts of Town or Near Major Thoroughfares Homes that are in areas with more distance from...

sinister man, when burglaries occur
Burglary Crime Property Crime Residential Security

How Burglars Know When to Strike

When you think of a burglary, do you envision a dark-clothed man creeping around a home under the cover of darkness? You might be surprised to learn that 65 percent of home burglaries occur between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., with the majority of those between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Why? Because most burglars...

Burglary Network Security Residential Security

Home Security: Planning for the Worst

It’s Friday evening and you and your family are settling in for a pizza, popcorn and movie night. Everyone’s agreed on a movie and what toppings should go on the pizza, and you feel yourself unwinding from the busy week. You’re gathered in your family room with your spouse and 10-year-old son while your 14-year-old...

no soliciting sign, avoid solicitor scams
Burglary Property Crime Residential Security

Knock, Knock, Who’s There? Scamming Solicitors, That’s Who

Spring has sprung. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and fraudulent solicitors are rousing themselves from their winter hibernation. They may appear well-dressed and credible, though an unsavory motive lies behind the smile. Not all door-to-door salespeople are fraudulent, but how do you know which is which? Ways to Spot a Door-to-Door Scammers Emotional Sales...

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