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How to be Prepared for a Home Invasion or Robbery

How to be Prepared for a Home Invasion or Robbery

In a world where more than 2 million home invasions are reported every single year in the United States (with more open invasions reported year after year at a steady climb on top of that), it is of the utmost importance that you are doing everything in your power to protect your home and your loved ones.

Thankfully, there are a lot of different things that you’re going to be able to do to improve the overall security of your home without having to break your bank account or deal with too much headache or hassle along the way.

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Car Thieves Target Garages to Steal and Rob from Cars

Car Thieves Target Garages to Steal and Rob from Cars

Even though most of us have a romantic idea of car thieves in our minds a lot like Nicolas Cage in Gone in 60 Seconds, the truth of the matter is the overwhelming majority of car thieves – especially those that have been at this game for a while – aren’t stealing cars off of the street, but instead right out of garages.

This comes as quite a bit of a shock to most people, especially since they consider their garage to be an extension of their home – one of the safest places in...


Forcible Entry May Be Required by Insurance Policy

Forcible Entry May Be Required by Insurance Policy

According to research and statistics, a burglary occurs in the United States every 15 seconds. This is one of the reasons why many homeowners buy their own homeowners insurance policy while the people who rent their houses purchase their own renters insurance policy in order to avoid expenses and damages caused by unexpected circumstances in their houses such as theft or burglary.

However, there is usually a written part in a renters insurance policy that states how a theft or burglary that does not involve a forcible entry will not be covered by the insurance company.

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The Average Loss per Burglary is $2230

The Average Loss per Burglary is $2230

Home burglaries are all too common these days. If you’re wondering just how high the odds of a home burglary really are, you’ve definitely come to the right place. We’ve compiled some important and accurate statistics which will help you to gain a deeper understanding of the odds. Our statistics are based on 2012 information which is derived from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The first important statistic details the frequency of burglaries in the USA. Based on 2012 figures, one in thirty-six homes will be robbed during the year. This equates to a monetary loss of $2230 per person....


A Burglary Occurs Every 15 Seconds

A Burglary Occurs Every 15 Seconds

As startling as it may seem, a burglary occurs every 15 seconds! This scary statistic comes direct from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and it’s something that every homeowner should be aware of. If you’re looking for ways to minimize the risk, you’ll appreciate our helpful quick guide.

We’ve compiled a list of home security tips, all of which will help to protect you. While there really isn’t any way to eliminate the risk entirely, paying more attention to home security will help a lot.

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