Some floods are huge events that send cars and houses floating away. That happened just recently in Louisiana when areas of the state got a year’s worth of rain in just a few days. It never rains in your apartment (we hope), but water could still pour from a broken pipe, washing machine hose, or even an overflowing toilet. While not a national disaster, a water leak can still be a huge hassle that costs you time and money. Learn how flood sensors can help protect your property.
The Grinch may have stolen Christmas, but package thieves operate year round and steal thousands of packages every year. Unattended packages are almost irresistible to curious children and nosy neighbors too. Use these tips to stop package theft.
Hypothetically speaking, what would you do for a large sum of money? Would you punch someone? Vandalize public property? Rob a bank? Kill somebody? Just how much cash would it take to make you commit these acts? Humans are complex beings. If these questions – and the answers – make you uncomfortable, you’re far from alone.
They’re the scourge of society – psychopaths, sociopaths, or maybe just the next-door neighbor who was nice but a little quiet. They kill forvarious reasons– anger, financial gain, or simply the thrill – and they carry out the grisly acts with guns, knives, hammers, axes, and even their bare hands. And once they’ve killed, some do unthinkable acts to their victims’ bodies: pose them, cut out their eyes, pickle them, and even make their flesh into sausage.
Many DIY home security systems offer users the option to either pay for 24/7 professional monitoring or use the self-monitoring option. The difference is who is monitoring and how quickly they can respond to alerts.
Door and window sensors are the workhorses of your home security system. They monitor who’s coming, who’s going, and when. Learn how and where to place door sensors so you can thwart burglars and keep your home safe.
Those “dumb criminal” stories are good for a laugh, but smart burglars (who don’t get caught) aren’t funny at all. A burglary happens roughly every 15 seconds in the US, and most go unsolved. Knowledge is power: learn how burglars case your house.
The Pokémon Go augmented reality game has lured gamers out of their living rooms and into neighborhoods, parks, and museums. Unwary players have also ended up in police stations, dangerous intersections, private property, and emergency rooms. Unlucky players have been shot at, robbed, and assaulted. Don’t be one of them.
“Those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer” can get really crazy. Summer crime rates increase, particularly in large cities. Learn about the effects of temperature on criminal behavior – and how to protect yourself and your property.