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No Holidays for Home Burglaries

After summer, the next busiest time for home burglaries starts now as the holiday season picks up. While everybody’s busy with end-of-year functions, traveling for the holidays, shopping and shipping presents, home burglaries spike. Burglary experts say the master bedroom nearly always gets hit first. Most crooks know the master bedroom is where people like

Good News, Bad News and Some Crime News Reports

The good crime news is that from 2013, major crime stats across the US began to fall. But police warn that despite the reduction in some categories, notably homicide, rape, robbery and assault, other categories are creeping back up. This bad crime news applies to states like California, where there has been an upsurge in

Is It Time to Upgrade Your Home Security System?

  Your home security system should be the biggest weapon in your home security arsenal but sadly, this isn’t always the case. We’ve all heard from ex-career burglars, who endorse the fact that homeowners often forget to arm the expensive system they’ve had installed. And, as police records will confirm, many homes have been robbed

Happy Holidays: 7 tips for Seasonal Home Security

Okay, Halloween’s over…and Thanksgiving’s nearly here. The arrival of the festive season means reconnecting with friends and family, fantastic food, presents and burglars! Whoa, hold on…what have burglars got to do with anything? It’s an unfortunate reality that while the majority are full of seasonal good cheer, there are bad guys just waiting for any

Classic Tricks Crooks Use to Get Inside Your Home

  Don’t be duped! Arm yourself with information and stay vigilant, because the bad guys have a bag of tricks crooks use to get inside your home. And the awful part is, although we all know better, these tricks crooks use still work. Astonishingly, it happens, and it happens every day, somewhere in America, probably

Quick Thinking Stops a Crook in His Tracks

  Local news reports constantly confirm that burglaries, housebreaking, robberies and home invasions continue with worrying regularity. It’s not often a victim can stop a crook. For one thing the victim has to be present when the crime is being committed. Just that fact alone, puts the incident into the category of a home invasion

Safe as Houses: Windows…Are Yours Secure?

  Conventional wisdom tells us that most burglaries are crimes of opportunity; don’t provide any opportunities and you’ll be vastly improving your odds. With most crooks being relatively unsophisticated, the favored ways to get inside your home are the same ones you use – external doors and windows. Assuming you’ve secured your doors and their

Paranoid or Proactive: Don’t Be a Crime Victim

  It’s Saturday, you’re waiting in line at the checkout in a busy store just looking around and odds are that any one of the people waiting in line with you, have been a crime victim at least once. This is one crime statistic it would be all too easy to ignore. Recent data indicates