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GPS Burglary: Just a New Trend or Here to Stay?

As if thieves didn’t have enough advantages against average law abiding citizens already, say hello to the GPS burglar. Enterprising criminals who aren’t afraid to harness technology for their nefarious purposes have taken the next step and are using GPS to keep tabs on their victim’s whereabouts. While GPS burglaries haven’t yet reached epidemic proportions,

Smart Technology: Are Smart Locks All That Clever?

In the world of home security, smart technology was the biggest buzz of 2014. In theory, smart technology is beautiful in its simplicity; link your world by accessing everything in your home anytime, anywhere using your mobile device. Smartphone integration was already a feature of smart thermostats and TV controls when additional appliances were added

Pepper Spray: An Effective Addition to Home Security?

As the holiday season moves into full throttle and residential crime escalates, more and more homeowners, wary of owning a firearm, are considering boosting their existing home security with a pepper spray. But it’s important to remember that any spray designed to be used for self-defense is a tool and is restricted by the ability

Residential Fires: Avoid Holiday Tragedy

Every winter, with the arrival of cold weather, fire departments around America see a spike in residential fires. And come December, additional risks are created by careless and negligent uses of holiday decorations. Statistics released annually confirm that residential fires are a needless holiday tragedy that can usually be avoided. It’s no secret that when

Identity Theft: A Growing Problem

Last year in this article, it was pointed out that over twelve million people in the US were victims of identity theft in 2012. The current figures now indicate that nineteen Americans become victims of identity theft every minute; a staggering number that leaves approximately 15 million people affected annually by this fast growing crime,

Wireless Alarm Security: Versatile Safety Net When Winter Strikes

Has winter caught you by surprise? The season always sees an uptick in residential fires and needless tragedies like this one last year. We’d like to remind you to test all the CO and smoke detectors in your home – if you haven’t already done so – and change any batteries older that one year.

How Do Criminals Get Inside: Classic Security Mistakes

One thing you may have noticed about home security websites is they can be somewhat repetitive but have you ever wondered why? We write about home security and residential crime all the time – that means reading a lot of police reports and crime statistics, not just industry news but what’s happening out there in

Unlocked Vehicles and Open Garages: Opportunity Knocks

You look after your smartphone and your laptop and for sure, you know where your wallet is all the time, don’t you? You’d never leave any of these valuable items out in plain view, unguarded for even five minutes, would you? Well, we’re asking because a lot of people are doing exactly that – leaving