School Vandalism

Stop School Vandalism Before It Begins

Schools should provide a safe, distraction-free environment in which students can learn and excel in their academic studies. Unfortunately, though, it’s not uncommon for schools to become the target of vandalism. According to the U.S. National Center for Education Statistics, 38% of schools reported having one or more incidents of vandalism either on the school...

permits

Tell Me About Permits for My Alarm System

Congratulations on your decision to install an alarm system! It’s the single most effective way to protect against burglary, while also lowering the cost of your homeowner’s insurance premium. Studies have shown homes with alarm systems are three times less likely to be burglarized when compared to homes without alarm systems. But unless you want...

Home Security System

Did You Know Your Home Security System Can Be Hacked?

Are you enjoying the convenience and features your “smart” home security system offers? Features such as the ability to control your thermostat and security system from your smartphone. If so, you should be aware that criminals have become increasingly savvy in their ability to hack into security systems. Burglars have figured out ways to detect the...

hackers

5 Ways to Secure Your Home Security System from Hackers

Are you enjoying the convenience and features your “smart” home security system offers such as the ability to control your thermostat and security system from your smartphone? If so, you should be aware that criminals have become increasingly savvy in their ability to hack into security systems. Burglars have figured out ways to detect the wireless...

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...

home security

2 Ways to Plan for the Worst

You’re gathered in your family room with your family for movie night. Just as the movie’s theme music begins playing, you suddenly hear a glass breaking at the front of the house, then voices. Usually, the intruders’ intent is to steal cash, jewelry and anything else they can sell, often to buy drugs. However, sometimes a...

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...

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...

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