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Leaving on Vacation? Protect Your Home From Burglars with These Five Tips

You may be on vacation. Burglars are not. An old friend of mine once enjoyed a lovely Valentine’s Day vacation…only to return to find a thief had broken in and stolen the jewelry and other irreplaceable valuables. What a way to end a trip. Many burglars are on the prowl for homes left empty as …

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Prevent Car Break-ins With These Simple Steps

My city consistently ranks in the top 10 for auto theft and car prowling is almost an epidemic. When I worked in partnership with my local police department (first as a communication intern in the crime analysis unit and then as a social media coordinator for the affiliated non-profit crime prevention division), I picked up …

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