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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...

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...

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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...

after a burglary

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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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...

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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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