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.
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.
What does your pet do all day – or all evening – when you’re gone? A home security camera can tell you. They’ve caught dogs and cats doing everything from opening the fridge for a snack to attacking intruders. Here’s a glimpse into the secret lives of pets.
“Burglaries are difficult crimes to solve because there are usually no witnesses,” police say. Fewer than half of burglaries are reported to police and only 10% of those cases are solved. Your home security system is your first line of defense – and a home security camera may provide the only clues police have about the burglar’s identity.
When did burglary become clothing-optional? It’s hard to believe, but naked burglars are relatively common, although they do seem to show themselves in mostly warmer climates. Here are some recent incidents of criminal indecency caught on video by security cameras.