How Should You Respond if You’re Home During a Burglary?

A crash at the door jerks you awake at four in the morning. You lift out of bed. Startled. Confused. The room sits still and everything is pitch black. Surely you’ve imagined the noise. Nothing has taken place, has it?...

How Can You Recover Your Stolen Items?

The unfortunate truth—which many burglary victims will not like to hear—is that burglars are notoriously difficult to solve. Burglar victims are often frustrated by this fact, and amidst the many emotions that overtake them after the event, they feel as...

8 Safety Checks for Summer

Whether you’re making road trip plans or just firing up the BBQ in your backyard, don’t forget about your home – and your family’s safety – this season. Take advantage of these longer days to do a home safety check....

8 Cost-Conscious Ways to Secure Your Home

A burglary takes place every 15 seconds in the United States. That’s a frightening statistic no matter how you look at it — one that makes you want to take extra steps to protect your home and the safety of...

What Houses Do Burglars Target?

If there’s one misconception we’ve broken on our blog, and hope to continue dismantling, it’s the notion that burglars aren’t intelligent criminals. Though popular fiction portrays these crooks as with the common “bumbling-burglar” trope, and though some of these criminals...

Nine Clues that Attract Burglars to Your Home

Contrary to popular belief, burglars are more savvy than we give them credit for. Many of them plan their break-ins, are highly-attentive to details, and they're even strategic once they get inside of a home. Unfortunately for homeowners, they often...

Six Alarming Burglary Statistics

“The numbers never lie.” This phrase is most common in the sports world where statistics are critically analyzed, but in the world of home security and burglaries, the numbers matter just as much. Numbers show us trends. They tell us what...

4 Tricks You Didn’t Know Burglars Use

Cartoons often portray the idea of the bumbling burglar—the non-savvy criminal who attempts to get away with a crime that is way over his head. While this is often the case—and some burglaries are simply crimes of opportunity—many burglars have...

Should You Buy A Video Doorbell?

Peephole or video doorbell? It’s the classic debate over low-tech versus high-tech. A basic peephole gets the job done with little fuss. But a video doorbell with WiFi capabilities might be the answer for those who can’t be bothered to...

Flood Insurance: Do You Really Need It?

If you’re debating whether to purchase flood insurance, you have good reason to. For most of the United States, 2017 has been a banner year for rainfall. In fact, flooding is the most common and costly natural disaster in the...