You’d be amazed how often an automobile is stolen in the United States. On average, a car is stolen every 21 seconds. Recovering from an auto theft could take weeks and a fair chunk of cash. On top of the upfront cost of the theft, you also have to face rising insurance rates and the possibility that your vehicle can be used to commit other crimes as well
At Home Security Deals, we could not be more excited about the release of Skyfall, the 23rd official film in the James Bond series. Besides being the greatest spy series to ever be depicted in film, we also love Bond for another big reason; the gadgets. We love everything from the simple attaché case of “From Russia With Love” down to the “Vanish” from “D
One of the biggest things to help prepare you for a natural disaster is to be aware of what can hit you. Determine the risks to your area and develop a plan around it. For instance, if you’re in Kansas, the odds of being hit by a tsunami are extremely low so that is not something to concern yourself with. However, a tornado is much more likely.
As crime rates and natural disasters seem to become more prevalent in our daily lives, it is nice to have some place to go to avoid the danger. A panic room is an easy solution for anyone looking to keep themselves safe. Here’s how to make your own panic room.
The biggest thing to remember when creating a panic room is that you want it to be big e
If you’re looking for the pinnacle of home security, look no further than the residence of the most powerful man on Earth. The White House, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, boasts some of the tightest security in the world.
And for good reason. The president is a high-profile assassination target, and some of the information and discussions
Kids look forward to every Halloween where they get the opportunity to dress up as their favorite cartoon character. Not only is Halloween a perfect time to dress up, it is also a time where children will scream "trick-or-treat" at their neighbors' doors in hopes of receiving their favorite candy bars. While Halloween has become a ve
If you live alone, you’re more likely to be targeted for a home invasion. Females who live alone are even at risk. However, there are things you can do to ensure your safety. You can easily protect yourself at home at little to no cost with these helpful tips.
Here are some valuable safety tips for females living alone:
- Install a ho
We’re a mobile society. Many people have turned to walking and running for both exercise and a main method of commuting. However, you never know what might be lurking around the corner waiting for you or following you as you walk. We want to share some important walking safety tips to keep you safe. Be sure to implement a few of these tips for National Cr
Your pet is a member of the family. When you have a pet, you expect it to live a long and healthy life. Many people do not expect their pet to be in danger during a home invasion because they don’t consider the possibility, but it is something that you need to think about. If someone breaks into your home and they’re
With a drastic rise in crime across the nation, now it is more important than ever to take part in national crime prevention month. The purpose of National Crime Prevention Month is to teach others about the importance of neighborhood watch and preparation.
Across the country, agencies and corporations are participating in National Crime Preventi
Many of the steps that homeowners are taking might keep them warm but they’re also endangering their lives
In the world of smartphones, you will often find that thieves target your device. Phone are easy to take, easy to sell, and not many people know what to do it they lose them. However, there are steps you can take to recover your stolen property and catch the thief. Here are some of our favorite phone tracking applications.10. Stockton, California: With a r
Hiding your valuables may seem like a simple task but many people think that their hiding location is genius when it may actually be the first place a burglar goes to look. We’re here to well you that there are safe places to hide your valuables that a burglar will not likely check. Here are some of our recommendations:
- Diversion Safe:
Part three of our Parental Toolbox series looks into protecting your teenager. Your teen may seem complex but there are a few general safety tips that you need to be aware of to keep your teen safe. Now that your child is older, they’re likely doing more and trying to prove their maturity. However, many of the aspects that were relevant for younger age gr
When a cat burglar scopes out their next target, they’re often looking for vital clues. They want to know what kind of valuables they’re likely to find and how they can easily get in your home. Recently, a cat burglar decided to answer a few questions online. We’re going to address some of the main points but you can click part one of our discussion, we learned about Mr. Dees’ background as a Police o
Recently I had the opportunity to interview Tim Dees about his opinion on home security and to provide Home Security Deals readers with some vital security tips from an experienced veteran. This will be a two-part article with the next part released tomorrow, August 23, on our blog.
For those of you not familiar with Mr. Dees through his work on
While surveillance systems can be inexpensive, they can still be out of the reach of many homeowners who want to be able to watch their homes while they are away. For those homeowners, there is a way to have your surveillance system with little to no cost for you. Now you can turn your computer’s webcam into a home security system allowing you to watch yo
Modern technology is fantastic. It allows you to connect with long-lost friends, check your bank balance and even do a bit of shopping. However, it can also lead to a new form of home burglary: cyber-theft. Cyber criminals can be just as harmful to you as traditional burglars, but they can attack you without you knowing it. While you’re buying that movie
Since the beginning of time, people have been stealing from one another. There will always be those people who believe that their own wants are more important that the rights of others. Sometimes there are those who choose very unorthodox styles for their burglaries. Here are our top 10 most bizarre burglaries:
10. Everyone knows that alcohol can
Since it’s the vacation season, some of us might go on an out of town trip as a family and leave our homes behind for a few days. Thus, leaving it vulnerable against a number of things like theft, fire, or trespassing and vandalism. To prevent these, here are some precautionary measures that you can take to secure the safety of your home:
With many students heading back to school this week, we at Home Security Deals wanted to take a look at some tips to help keep your kids safe. While most people do not want to think about their children being in danger, that doesn’t make the danger go away. It is necessary to address some of these security tips so that they remain safe.
Here are s
Social Media and Security
Unless you lived in a cave for the last decade, odds are you have heard of and used social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, or YouTube. If you use social media, however, you may want to be careful about what you post in your next status update or tweet. In addition to companies checking social profiles, you
Remember the physics lessons in school, playing around with magnets and iron fillings, making pictures on sheets of paper with the magnetic fields emanating from the poles of the magnets.
Who would have believed that thirty years later magnets would be securing our front doors.
Perhaps when playing with the magnets at school you may recal
Home invasions happen in the United States every 14.6 seconds. If that didn’t catch your attention, maybe our new video might. Security Snapshot is bringing you inside the mind of a burglar to see how they think when it comes to breaking into a home. We want you to be aware of what a burglar looks for and what deciding factors impact their actions.