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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How Do Burglars Decide Which Homes to Target?

Tips for Protecting Your Home from Burglars In 2016, there were nearly eight million property crimes in the US, resulting in $15.6 billion worth of losses. If you’ve ever wondered how burglars decide which homes to target, read on. We dive into this subject and provide you with all the information you need to reduce

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Home Security

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A Beginners Guide to Home Security Whether you’ve owned a house for years or the ink is still drying on your first real estate contract, now is the time to install a security system. But with all the options and technology available, it can be hard to decide exactly what is the best alarm system

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5 Holiday Safety Tips

  The holiday season is a time to be jolly and joyful, but it’s also a favorite time of year for thieves. If you aren’t sure what to watch for, things like property damage, theft, and anxiety could put a damper on your holiday celebrations. Here are some tips to get you through the holiday

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4 out of 5 Burglars Select Victims Using Social Media Cues

When we consider how to protect our home from burglars, social media doesn’t typically come to mind, but it should. In addition to locking your doors and windows, installing exterior motion activated lights, and keeping shrubby low, you now need to consider how social media may leave your home vulnerable to burglars. A survey completed

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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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