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 […]
With your kids back to school, you may be concerned about their safety when getting to and from their school each day. This is especially true if your little one walks, rides their bike or even rides the bus – since you aren’t in control, how do you know they will be safe?
The good news is, you can provide your kids some helpful tips to ensure they arrive at and home from school safely.
If your child rides the bus, make sure they know the following tips:
• Don’t ever walk behind the bus or […]
Did you know that according to the U.S. Department of Justice, home invasions are most likely to occur through an entry point located in your backyard? Many homeowners worry about the security of their front yard, but believe the fence present in the rear will keep nefarious individuals from getting into the back portion of the home. Unfortunately, in many situations, this is not the case.
One of the best ways to secure your backyard is to install a home security system that incorporates rear yard security features. Modern systems are developed using smart technology, which means you can […]