Archive for category: Burglary

Alternatives To a House Key

Getting locked out of your house can be a real pain. Whether you left your keys inside, or maybe at work; you don’t want to be locked out of your home or office.  In this day and age, leaving a spare key under a doormat, is like inviting people to […]

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Drug-Related Robberies on the Rise

In areas all around New York City, abuse of pharmaceutical drugs, as well as heroin, has been on the rise for years. On Staten Island alone, there were over 100 reported heroin and opioid related overdoses in 2016. When drug abuse in communities is on the rise, crime rises with […]

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How Burglars Choose a Target

How Burglars Choose a Target

A study performed by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, looked into what caused burglars to rob homes. The research team interviewed over 400 men and women who were incarcerated for burglary crimes. The study looked into a variety of parameters, such as burglary strategies, modes of […]

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Home Automation Can Improve Your Daily Life

Home Automation Can Improve Your Daily Life

Imagine waking up every morning to the smell of coffee brewing, and the blinds slowly opening to let the light of the new day in. Instead of an annoying alarm clock, your playlist is heard in the bedroom and continues into your bathroom as you get ready for the day. […]

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Does Owning a Gun Make Your Home Safer?

Does Owning a Gun Make Your Home Safer?

Some homeowners feel that getting a gun can allow them to protect themselves and their family from intruders. But is it a good idea to obtain a gun simply for the purposes of protecting your home? There are certainly pros and cons to gun ownership as a way to defend […]

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Most Burglaries Happen During the Day

Most Burglaries Happen During the Day

A common misconception about burglary is that most thieves come out at night and break into your home while you’re asleep. While some do, it is more likely that you will be the victim of a break in during the early part of the day. Statistically speaking, most criminals break […]

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Crime Rates Will Rise with the Temperature

Even with the recent snow storms so late in the season, spring will eventually return. When it does, the weather warms up and so will the crime rate. Studies show that crime goes up throughout the warmer months and peaks in the summer. Here’s a quick reminder of a few […]

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Burglary Rates Spike During the Holiday Season

The holiday season can be a stressful time of the year. Buying gifts, cold weather, kids out of school, decorating the house, in-laws… But what can make it all even worse? Burglary. Tis the season for thieves to strike again. The peak times for burglaries in America are the Summer […]

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More Boring Burglary Statistics

More Boring Burglary Statistics

About every 15 seconds, a burglary occurs in the US.  Astounding statistic isn’t it?  Think it won’t happen to you…don’t bet on it! Each year, losses from burglaries total billion of dollars in cash, electronics, weapons, clothing, jewelry, office supplies, home goods, and more. Only about 20% of stolen items […]

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When to Change Your Locks

When to Change Your Locks

Having a monitored alarm system is always a good form of self protection, but many people don’t really pay too much attention to the other facets of a good security plan. The locks on your doors are extremely important for your family’s protection. Your doors are an essential part of your home security, […]

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