Most Burglarized U.S. Cities Per Capita

The heat map displays each state’s most burglarized city from greatest (dark red) to least (light red). [Click to expand]     According to FBI data, over 1.5 million burglaries were reported across the United States in 2015. Hopefully, yours wasn’t among the households burgled that year, but your chances of experiencing a break-in might depend

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Self-Monitored Security Systems Not Always Foolproof

In today’s safety-oriented environment, there is no shortage of devices and systems out there to protect your home and belongings. You can go the route of installing your own system and self-monitoring what is going on, or go with a company like ADT that can provide 24/7 monitoring of your system, helping ensure that your

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Burglars Linger Even During Hurricane Sandy

Natural disasters often unite a community, but these disasters can also make towns vulnerable to crime. While citizens salvage their possessions, rebuild their lives and aid their neighbors, burglars often capitalize on their misfortune. Hurricane Sandy’s ravage of the northeast is the latest example of how burglars have no reservations about taking advantage of a

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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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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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