Home Security

Avoiding Home Burglaries While Traveling

POSTED March 21st 2017 BY Beth Williams
Keep em’ Out! Most criminals who burglarize homes are looking for an easy hit; a house that they can break into quickly, take something of value and leave without being detected. There’s no fail-proof way to keep out a burglar, but every little bit of deterrence helps.  Even if you can’t afford a security system, you can take a few minutes to make your home a little...
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Hiding Valuables Discreetly

POSTED March 21st 2017 BY Beth Williams
You Won’t Find Me! Anyone who has ever left for vacation has spent time considering where in their homes to hide their valuables. Well, chances are that a thief has spent even more time pondering where valuables are likely to be hid. All things considered, a safety deposit box in a bank vault is still the best place to keep jewelry and other valuables, but...
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Six Seconds with a Coat Hanger to Break into Your Garage

POSTED September 7th 2016 BY Beth Williams
How Thieves Break Into Locked Garages with Just a Coat Hanger Burglars know how easy it is to get into a home by a roll up garage door, and now you do too.  As a homeowner you need to know that a burglar can open a closed roll up garage door in seconds, with just a small block of wood and a coat hanger, that’s...
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Home Inventory Apps – Why You Should Use Them Before It’s Too Late

POSTED February 24th 2015 BY Travel Writer
What if you came home and discovered that your home was broken into and many of your valuables stolen.  How would you feel?  Then think about when the police come to your house and ask for the descriptions of the items that were stolen – along with their serial numbers – could you provide the information?   On the same idea, what if your home was subject...
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How to Open a Garage Door with a Coat Hanger

POSTED November 10th 2012 BY Beth Williams
The entry into a home via a garage door is very simple, even if the door is closed.  The following video will show you how easy it is to open a garage door with a coat hanger and a small piece of wood.  The second video will show to how to prevent this type of entry.  How to Enter a Garage Door with a Coat...
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Is Your Home Vacation Ready? A Simple Checklist

POSTED April 20th 2010 BY Beth Williams
Before you leave on your trip, make sure your home is vacation ready too. Home burglary prevention can be as simple as doing a little maintenance.  You don’t have to throw steel bars up on all your windows and doors, just give a little extra thought to the below ideas and you will feel a lot better that you will return home to a house...
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