Valuables

6 Ordinary Places to Hide Your Valuables

You’re ready to go on vacation! You’ve packed your bags, boarded the pets and dropped a spare key off with a friend. Right before you walk out the door, you spy your grandmother’s pearls dangling from the jewelry box. You think about the other valuable items in your home, from jewelry to electronics. Other than a safe-deposit...

Security System

5 Signs It’s Time to Update Your Security System

Do you feel confident your home security system is protecting your home and family around the clock, whether anyone is there? Are you sure your current system still works and can deter more savvy burglars? Having a security system is one of the best ways to protect your home and property from burglary. Studies have...

Home Burglary

Top 6 Items Stolen During a Home Burglary

Ever wonder what items thieves are most interested in during a home burglary? Items, such as cash, are pretty obvious, but burglars are also looking for items they can sell or pawn for quick cash. Keep reading for a list of the six most stolen items. 1. Cash It should come as no surprise cash...

Secure home

10 Ways to Secure Your Home Before Your Summer Vacation

Ahhh….summer vacation. Time to unplug, relax, unwind and have some fun with friends or loved ones. The summer months see the highest number of burglaries, often due to people being away. So, while you’re scrambling to find sunscreen and other vacation necessities, don’t forget about securing your home while you’re away. So here are ways to...

Safety

6 Safety Tips for Kids Home Alone This Summer

Summer vacation is in full swing. For many kids, this means pool parties, cookouts and sleepovers with friends. It may also mean being at home alone while parents are at work. No matter the age of a child, every parent worries about safety, particularly if a child is staying alone for the first time. 1. Determine if They Are...

pool safety

5 Pool Safety Tips for the Summer

A pool is a great way to enjoy hot weather, but safety is a priority for any pool owner. While pool safety is important for adults and children alike, children are particularly vulnerable to danger. According to the American Red Cross, 200 children drown every year in backyard pools. Here are a few tips to keep...

crimes on your street

7 Tips to Shut Down Crimes of Opportunity on Your Street

Recent posts on neighborhood communication tools like NextDoor and Facebook reveal people waking in the morning to discover thieves have rifled through their cars during the night and taken items. Replies to these posts indicate others on the same street or nearby experienced the same thing on the same night! The common thread almost every...

securing pet doors

New Pet? Here Are 6 Ways to Secure Pet Doors

Pet doors are convenient for letting cats and dogs come and go as they please into your home, but they do come with risks if they are unsecured. Just recently, a burglar in Salt Lake City entered a couple’s home through the doggie door while they were sleeping. Once inside, he found the keys to...

ring doorbell, security system

5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Security System

Statistics show homes with a security system are up to three times less likely to be burglarized, attesting to the power of professional security. But not all systems are made equal, and there are a few things to consider when choosing one. 1. Is it Monitored? A monitored security system will give you peace of...

solicitors

Knock, Knock, Who’s There?

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. Here are tips to avoid getting scammed by solicitors. 1. Ask for Identification Don’t be afraid to ask for identification. Some states require...

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