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…
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…
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…
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…
Safety Tips While Selling Your Home
You can easily overlook safety while trying to sell your home. You probably have a million things on your mind, and typically, safety is not omnipresent. It can also be stressful and harried. Not only are you trying to get the best possible offer, but you may be dealing with time constraints and the stress of moving….
5 Inexpensive Ways to Make Your Home More Secure
Your neighborhood has recently been in the newspaper for break-ins. You know you need a security system, but funds are tight right now. Don’t worry! Here are five inexpensive ways to make your home more secure until you can purchase a home security system. 1. Install Heavy-Duty Kick Plates One of the easiest (and cheapest)…
5 Common Home Security FAQs
It’s important to do your research before investing in a home security system. Below are five common questions customers ask before buying a system. 1. Will a Pet Trip My Alarm System? Being that more than half of all U.S. households own at least one dog or cat, this is a question asked by many…
What is the Ring Video Doorbell?
Imagine being able to answer your door from the couch or while you’re shopping in the grocery store. Ring Video Doorbell does just that and more! The new security feature is not only convenient, but it can stop a burglar in his tracks. The Ring Video Doorbell is not your typical doorbell. The security device allows…
How to Protect Your Home WiFi from Hackers
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…
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…