ATM Safety: What is Your Bank Doing to Protect You?

When you slide your debit card into an Automated Teller Machine (ATM), punch in your Personal Identification Number (PIN), select the amount of cash you’d like, and walk away with your cash and card without, you probably don’t really give any thought to the process that just took place. Parts of our daily lives have

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10 Surefire Ways to Have Your Bike Stolen

Using bikes for transportation is a great way to avoid increasing air pollution and the effects of rising gas prices, but bikes are an easy target for theft. For those less cautious about their bicycle security, here are ten surefire ways to get your bike stolen and gone forever. 1. Don’t Lock Up First and

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Even a Security System Won’t Scare Away Distraction Burglars

A security system can’t protect you from a distraction burglary, but a little education will raise your awareness the next time someone rings the doorbell. The modus operandi of a distraction burglary is quite different than that of a traditional burglary. During a distraction burglary, the criminal intentionally engages with the occupant of a residence

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Don’t be Another Victim: Learn Proper Carbon Monoxide Detector Placement

According to the United States Center for Disease Control, every year nearly 500 people are killed by carbon monoxide (CO), an odorless, colorless gas. The American Medical Association cites CO as the number one cause of poisoning deaths in the United States. Without carbon monoxide detectors, this deadly gas can kill you before you even

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New Tips for Keeping Senior Citizens Safe in Your House

If you are caring for a senior citizen, or are one yourself, you know the risks involved with hazards around the home. We have some tips to keep you and any seniors in your life safe. Making Your Home Safer One of the main causes of broken bones in the elderly is falling. There are

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Securing the Vulnerable Entry Points in Your Home

According to the FBI crime report, one third of all burglaries occur through unforced entry. One out of every three break-ins could be prevented by simply locking your doors and windows, and properly securing your spare keys. Locking up is free, and a good lockbox for your spare key only costs about $20. Considering the

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Emergency Preparedness Kit Checklist: Don’t Wait Till it’s Too Late

If you’re anything like me you know that you should have an emergency preparedness kit, just like you should have your tires rotated every 10,000 miles, but you don’t. An emergency preparedness kit is one of those things I never thought about, until disaster struck and I actually needed one. Don’t wait until you’re in

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Is Your Garage Vulnerable to Theft?

Garages are particularly vulnerable to burglaries because they are not inhabited and are often overlooked by homeowners trying to protect their homes from an invasion. Some burglars are so bold, in fact, they’ve actually pulled moving vans and trucks into easily-accessible garages, emptied the houses of all the things they wanted, and left undetected by

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How to Secure Your Invaluables: Pictures, Antiques, Art, etc…

You’ve put a lot of time and money into making your home a safe and secure place for you and your family. When an emergency strikes or accidents happen, it’s important to be prepared. And while you have likely done your best to ensure that your family’s well-being is taken care of, have you thought

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How to Stay Safe at Home During a Power Outage

Over on Home Security Source there’s a great article about staying safe at home during a power outage. Among some of the tips: If power is lost for more than 24 hours throw out all food in the refrigerator to avoid food poisoning. And never use candles or open flames for light or heat. Stock

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