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Upgrading Your Home Security on a Budget
A Philadelphia man was arrested this month for breaking into several residences in Evesham Township, NJ using a simple lock-picking technique called “bumping.” The burglar, Angel Calo-Rivera, 54, allegedly stole jewelry, clothing, and electronics for over a year without leaving a sign of forced entry. Sadly, these crimes could have been prevented with a basic security system and a bump-resistant…
Prevent Porch Package Pillaging
The holiday season can be a stressful time of year when you’re buying Christmas presents. Frantic shoppers race from store to store, pushing and shoving their way to the checkout counter—all for a half-priced, touch-screen tablet. It’s no wonder people go online for their holiday shopping, especially now as they practice social distancing. And since most Americans will be shopping…
Lock Bumping: A National Threat?
Just because your door is locked doesn’t mean your home is safe. In fact, if you have traditional pin-tumbler locks in your home, then you could be at an increased risk for home invasion or burglary, says the National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC). A technique called “lock bumping” allows criminals to quickly and quietly bypass pin-tumbler lock using tools that…
Home Defense: What you can learn from those doomsday preppers
Everyday, more and more Americans are preparing for a doomsday scenario. They’re storing supplies in garages and spare rooms and even go as far as to build self-sufficient, underground bunkers. They’re worried about terrorist attacks, economic collapse, electromagnetic pulses, the list goes on and on—but they’re not all just paranoid, gun-toting, “lone-wolves”—they’re your neighbor or friend—and maybe they’re onto something.…
Protect Your Home From Invasions
Let’s face it—the mere thought of a home invasion is scary. The ability to relax and feel safe in our own home is a luxury that we all take for granted—until something happens. Your home is the only environment where you have control over who can get close to you or your family—so protecting your home and family from criminal…
Control Access for the Babysitter
Parents, we know one of your hardest jobs beyond raising your kids is finding a reliable babysitter you can trust. It can take years to build up a level of comfort where the babysitter is like family. Until that happens, it's best to restrict the babysitter's access to only those times when you need them in your home. One of…