Tips for Safe Shopping this Season

Staying Safe Online and at the Store According to the National Retail Federation, retail sales during the holiday season of 2016 hit $658.3 billion (Fortune January 2017). Cyber Monday 2016 was the biggest online shopping day in U.S. history with $3.45 billion in sales that one day. As you are doing your holiday shopping this...

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Tips for Keeping your Home Safe During a Remodel

From new floors to a full gut, doing a home renovation can bring stress and chaos to your family.  Take the worry of theft or vandalism out of your remodel by following these tips for keeping your home and family safe.  A Contractor you Can Trust  The #1 protection you have for a safe remodel...

Ten Tips for Staying Safe at the Bank

In what is increasingly becoming an almost cashless society, would-be robbers are harder pressed to find victims carrying money. These criminals have decided that to get the cash, they need to go to the source – the banks. News coverage has recently covered a crime known as “jugging” with a 93-year old woman targeted by...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

gym safety

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...

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