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Social Media: The Best Free Tool For Burglars

Social Media: The Best Free Tool For Burglars

When you check in at the airport gate, do you also “check in” using Facebook or Twitter?  If so, you’re a burglar’s favorite type of traveler: burglars use social media all the time. The minute you post trip details, the thief begins planning his own trip – to your empty house. He can find it using Google Street View, online image searches, and Internet directories. However, his most important tool is you and the information you share via social media.

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Fortresses on Film

Fortresses on Film

What movie fortress did you dream of exploring as a child? No doubt, you lived vicariously through your favorite film character on more than one occasion while playing in a treehouse or crudely assembled stick fort. Were you aching to go to Hogwarts with Harry and Ron? Were you convinced that you would make a great sidekick for Indiana Jones? Perhaps you mused about joining “The Goonies” crew as they navigated the fantastic pirate ship that belonged to One-Eyed Willy. Join us on an evocative adventure. Below, you can explore seven famous movie fortresses – and all of the obstacles they present!

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Campus Crime – Which Colleges Have The Most Burlgaries?

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At GetSafe, we’re always thinking about smart ways to reduce the chance of you becoming the victim of theft, so we’ve crunched data from the Office of Postsecondary Education to find out which colleges have the biggest problems with theft on their campuses.

It’s your first week of college and so far you’ve got it all under control. You’ve decorated your dorm, ordered all the important books (some second-hand!), and now you’re on your way to the library to design a very impressive academic calendar using your shiny new laptop. The same $2,000 laptop you now realize, in a heart-stopping moment of panic, is not in your bag where it should be.

Your mind rewinds to last night: The guy right on your heels as you swiped your keycard to enter your residence hall; and the door to your room, left unlocked for three hours while you visited a friend down the hall …

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Do I Need A Home Alarm System Permit?

Do I Need A Home Alarm System Permit?

In Fort Worth, TX, police ignored over 38,000 burglar alarm calls between 2011 and 2013 because the owners didn’t have the required alarm system permit. Don’t let this happen to you. After you purchase your GetSafe alarm system, contact your local police department and ask if they require home alarm system permits or registration.

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Why GetSafe Home Security Is Great For Apartments and Renters

Why GetSafe Home Security Is Great For Apartments and Renters

Is renting really the new buying? Maybe so: some statistics suggest that the number of renters will continue to rise because a significant percentage of people prefer to rent an apartment or home.

There are many lifestyle and financial advantages to renting, but also some concerns. For instance, crime statistics show that renters are more likely than homeowners to be the victims of crimes. That’s why home security systems are growing in popularity among renters.

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How To Prevent A Burglary

How To Prevent A Burglary

To stop a burglar, think like a burglar.

Think your home is safe from thieves? Consider these burglary facts and statistics:

Apartments are 85% more likely to be burglarized than single family homes.
Burglary isn’t a one-time thing: once victimized, you are 12 times more likely to have a repeat burglary.
Most burglaries happen in the daytime when most people are at work or school.

The good news? You can prevent a burglary at your home. Learn how to fight back and keep your home and family protected.
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Home Safety Tips

Home Safety Tips

Any home alarm system helps secure your property, but what about your family’s safety? Fire, water, and physical injuries can be even worse than a break in. GetSafe offers a full suite of safety and security solutions. Buy everything you need and nothing you don’t.
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