I had the honor of riding along on a police patrol with my son last week. We answered numerous calls throughout the shift.
This news release from The Chapel Hill Police Department July 2, 2015: “Chapel Hill Police Investigate Multiple Break-ins In the early morning hours of both June 26 and 27, the Chapel Hill Police Department responded to reported break-ins to two different apartments [in the same area of] Chapel Hill. In both incidents the suspect entered the apartments through an unlocked door, took no property, and...
Flooding is occurring in our town along the Mississippi River. When natural disasters strike, you and your family need to be prepared. Do you have a Family Emergency Plan?
Everyone deserves to feel completely safe in their own homes. Hearing about hurricanes and tornadoes, burglaries and home invasions, power outages and riots (as well as other things) mean most people will feel less than completely safe in their homes. We believe this should change. Some folks appear very safe—they have iron fences around their homes and security cameras to see what’s happening. But APPEARING...
Are your locks adequate? This is a door from a kitchen to a back yard deck, how many issues can you see with this door and lock?
7 tips from thieves on how to better protect your home We’ve all done it. Hidden our valuables in the freezer, flour jars and other places thinking the thieves won’t look there. Did you know that is the first place they look? Here are a few other tips from professional thieves to help you protect your home. Brand name alarm posts in yards. The commercials...
We all go on vacation, leaving the bulk of our things in our home. Even though you may have asecurity system, here are a few things you can do to keep the thieves at bay: Make sure your home is locked tight. Take your time when you’re packing the car to leave to make sure there is not a door or window open or unlocked...
Although it is difficult to imagine anyone deliberately spending any more time out in the frigid weather than is absolutely necessary, some would-be criminals see winter as the perfect time to take advantage of weaknesses in home- and personal-security habits. Here are three tips for keeping your home, your belongings, and yourself safe when temperatures are low. 1. Keeping your home safe while you’re out....
Although basic home security procedures are applicable to everyone, it’s particularly important for seniors, who can often be seen as easy targets by criminals, to be especially vigilant in protecting themselves. The following are some important rules all homeowners, but especially seniors, should follow to make sure they’re better protected from property crimes. 1. Keep all doors locked – with deadbolts – even when...
As phones get “smarter’ and more tools are adapted to send and receive wi-fi signals, those of you who enjoy your gadgets (you know who you are) are likely to find securing your homes and possessions to be not only more effective, but more fun as well. Here are four home safety and security tools that the digiphile may want to add to his or...