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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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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Crime Doesn’t Happen in My Neighborhood Think your home is safe from burglary because you live in a nice neighborhood? Unfortunately, many homeowners have the perception of security due to their geographic location. In reality, though, burglars can strike anywhere, anytime. Some burglars will even target “nice neighborhoods,” assuming the homes contain more valuables. If...