According to information from the National Fire Protection Association, there are more than 300,000 house fires in the United States every single year. House fires result in thousands of deaths, as well as billions of dollars in property damage. With these shocking statistics in mind, there is no question that you need to make protecting your home from a household fire a top priority.
One of the first things you can do is to get to know some of the leading causes of house fires. When you know what causes these problems, you are already a step closer to […]
By now, you understand how important it is to have multiple layers of security in place for your home and family. In most cases, these extra layers extend past sensors for glass breaking and motion detection.
There are some people who may have an additional layer of security they haven’t even thought about – their dog. It doesn’t matter what kind of dog, or how big or small they may be – their presence alone is enough to scare off many burglars.
However, as effective as dogs are, they aren’t a substitute for a quality security system. There are […]
With the holiday season quickly approaching, remaining safe and secure in your own home may be a concern. It is a well-known fact that residential crime increases during the holidays – it gets dark earlier, homes fill up with unwrapped gifts, and burglars become more and more active.
Here are some tips to secure your home over the holidays:
Think Like a Thief
Try to take an objective look at your home and search for a way in. Did you leave a ladder outside? If so, make sure to put it away. Are there shrubs that would be […]
When you imagine what a burglar looks like, most of us conjure up the image of an individual who is wearing all black clothing, wielding a crowbar (or another nefarious tool), and trying to enter a home through a window. However, this really isn’t the correct image of the person that’s trying to break into your home. The more likely image is a bit surprising to many.
To debunk the all-too-common image of a burglar, we can look at data from the U.S. Census Bureau of Justice and the FBI to figure out exactly who […]