Home Security

Results of 2017 Annual Crime Report

The FBI released its annual crime report for 2017, and property crimes were 3 percent lower than they were in 2016, marking the 15th consecutive year the collective estimates for these offensives declined. Nationwide, there were an estimated 7,694,086 property crimes, according to the report. Of this number, there were an estimated 1,401,840 burglaries, a

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7 Ways to Keep Your Home Safe During Home Improvements

Criminals love targeting a home that is visibly undergoing a home improvement project. Why? It’s simple really. Criminals know that most home improvement projects involve material and tools which can be easily sold and are also aware that home owners will be especially preoccupied during the renovation project. Home improvements turn your home into a

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Dryers and Washing Machine Fires

Dryers and Washing Machine Fires

According to the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA), between 2010 and 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 15,970 home fires per year involving clothes dryers or washing machines. These fires resulted in annual losses estimated at 13 deaths, 440 injuries, and $238 million in property damage. Facts and figures Clothes dryers accounted for

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Campus Fire Safety

Campus Fire Safety

On the night July 20th,, 2018, a fire swept through an apartment complex, killing five young people that were students or associated with Texas State University, in San Marcos, TX. Six others were injured, one critically burned, and over 200 people were displaced from their off campus apartments. This was the largest loss of life

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