Social Media & Beyond: Beware Sharing Your Holiday Plans

Travel woman using smartphone at airport.Social media was practically made for those great shots you’ll take during your holiday vacation, from visiting the family in the next state over to celebrating the dead of winter on a warm tropical beach. It’s really tempting to let friends, family, and online strangers know exactly where and what you’re up to when you’re on vacation. However, if you’re leaving your home for the holidays, you may be laying out the welcome mat for burglary by announcing your absence on social media. [Read more…]

Can Improving Home Security Reduce Insurance Premiums?

House key on keychainPeace of mind. It’s something homeowners enjoy and cherish, being able to sit inside a warm house on a stormy night. However, this peace can be shattered by many events, from fires to floods. And while these examples mindlessly consume both home and its possessions, there are also more intelligent, targeted, and higher-occurring threats to your home in the form of residential burglaries. In 2015 there were 365,000 residential fires in the US. There were 8.6 million home burglaries over the same time in the United States. [Read more…]

8 Tips for Preparing Your Home for Vacation

You’re getting ready to go on that vacation you’ve been planning for weeks or months. The bags are packed, the tickets are waiting at the airport, and you’re called to double check your reservations: you’ve thought of everything. Or have you? Whether it’s for a week or a month, there are steps you need to take to not only safeguard your home, but also make sure there isn’t something unpleasant—be it a bill or a mess—waiting for you. [Read more…]

How to Keep Your House Safe While on Vacation

Summer is the most popular time for people to go on vacations, and burglars know this fact. While you are away on vacation, it is the easiest time for someone to break into your home, because you aren’t home and will not be for a while. The burglars find out you are gone by looking at signs given off by the way you leave your house while you are away. In order to save yourself the worry while you’re on vacation, be sure to follow these few steps to ensure the safety of your home while you’re off enjoying your vacation. [Read more…]