The holidays are a fun and festive time of year. However, criminals don’t always celebrate in the same manner; nationally, between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, there is documented upswing in burglaries. In fact, the only time of year when the rate of burglaries is higher is during the summer months. The majority of burglaries actually...View more
Burglar’s want easy targets. Because naturally, the easier the target, the less likely they’ll get caught. So, your goal is to make your home a difficult target. How can you do this? First, burglars generally don’t make spur-of-the-moment decisions. They actually spend time researching their potential victims. They will look for things like whether you have a...View more
Everyone has a different idea of what it means to be neighborly, and not everyone desires close friendships with their neighbors. However, when it comes to the security and safety of you and your home, building relationships with your neighbors can be much more useful than just being able to borrow a cup of sugar. When...View more
When a sudden heat wave hits a large swath of the country, air conditioning systems in houses, apartments, hospitals and office buildings all crank on at once, and utility companies go into overdrive trying to meet their clients' increased energy demands. This kind of short-term increased demand...