Safety & Prevention

What Stops Crime? Talking to Your Neighbors

What Stops Crime? Talking to Your Neighbors

If you’re worried about what happens to your home when you’re gone, you’re not alone. Many Americans invest hundreds of dollars into home security systems, complete with cameras, motion detectors, and alarms. If you’re really worried about local crime, though, you need to take a different approach. The best way …

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Signs Your Home Is a Juicy Target for Burglars

Signs Your Home Is a Juicy Target for Burglars

There’s nothing quite as violating and scary as the thought of a stranger slipping into your home while you’re gone and rifling through your belongings. If you come home to find the door ajar, kicked off its hinges, and your valuables missing, your first question may be: “why me?” Today, …

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Confidence Scams: How To Avoid Getting Conned

Confidence Scams: How To Avoid Getting Conned

If you’re traveling to a new place or simply spending time in a big city, there’s a chance that you may encounter criminals. Some thieves prefer to use overt threats of violence and mug their victims. Others are more subtle, employing stealth to quietly grab your wallet or purse while …

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What Makes Burglars Target Your Home?

What Makes Burglars Target Your Home?

Burglars are usually opportunistic thieves. They target homes that they think will give them an easy score and offer no resistance. Nine times out of ten, a burglar wants to enter a home when no one else is there so they can take your valuables without the risk of bumping …

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Are Self-Defense Classes Worth It?

Are Self-Defense Classes Worth It?

If you live in an area with a high crime rate, you might consider taking a self-defense class. These classes are usually tailored to real-world situations, like being confronted by a mugger or a criminal trying to steal your car.  But do self-defense classes help you stay safe in real-world …

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