Whether it is ringing the phone early on Saturday morning or just as you’re sitting down for dinner, very few of us ever welcome a call from a solicitor. Your approach may be a welcoming whistle being blown in the phone or perhaps a more polite “No, thank you;” but whatever it is, you must ensure you are not making yourself vulnerable to them
Here at Watch Guard, we specialize in securing your home, your family, and your valuables. What can be done, though, to secure your neighborhood? How can you rest easy at night knowing your streets are safe?
There are so many tragic stories involving kids and cars, ranging from being left in the heat to being hurt in the driveway. Cars are a wonderful convenience, but they also must be treated with respect when it comes to safety, most importantly when it comes to our children. Caution should be observed at all times when it comes to those who cannot take care of themselves. It is our job as parents, friends, and fellow drivers to use proactive precaution when it comes to our little ones.
Did you know there is an invisible killer that takes as its victims hundreds of Americans every year and injures thousands more? It sneaks into your home, sometimes at night, and quietly does its job until you either feel so sick you go to the ER or you simply never awaken. This may sound scary and depressing, but the reality is that carbon monoxide poisoning takes far too many lives, especially the young and elderly. The good news is, though, that you can easily take measures to prevent yourself from becoming a victim and to alert you when it is trying to take over your home.
We talk a lot about ensuring your home is safe and secure, but what about your vehicles? How can you protect them and what’s inside? These days, most cars come with their own alarm system. Unless you have a particularly older vehicle, most are equipped with at least an alarm sensor. What can you do, though, to protect your car even further? Sometimes, these alarms are just not enough.
There are many things that you can absolutely take on as Do It Yourself projects. If you’re brave, perhaps refinishing your kitchen cabinets is an appealing challenge. If you’re more of a newbie to the DIY world, maybe it’s best to start small with something more along the lines of a backyard bird feeder. Many people take it upon themselves to DIY their personal home security, but this is probably one of those times that DIY may not be the wisest choice. You want to trust your family’s safety and all your home’s valuables to a professional who knows what they’re doing and who only uses the most reliable equipment in the industry.
Ask anyone in Northern Virginia what their top complaint is about the area, and most likely, traffic is at the top of their list. Fifteen miles can easily turn into an hour commute…if you’re lucky. As icing on the cake, not only is the traffic heavy, but drivers in the area can categorically be considered rude and aggressive. During heavily traveled holiday weekends, it just turns into a nightmare. You avoid Interstate 95 like the plague and have to add hours onto your travel plans. With all this madness, it is easy to lose sight of the basic safety rules of driving as it seems to become an every man for himself battle. In spite of this, we must force ourselves to go back to the basics of driver safety and etiquette.
These days, we are constantly communicating and making others aware of where we are and what we are doing. From Facebook to Twitter to Foursquare, we are tracking ourselves worse than Big Brother and our lives have become an open book! There are many advantages to our social media age. Friends and relatives can stay in touch with each other on deeper levels and more frequently than ever before. Businesses can reach a much greater market, and movements for good can be easily begun and spread. There are many benefits, but it must be used with caution.
We can read all over the Internet about safety tips and ways to protect your home from intruders. Who better to tell you, though, than the ones who commit the crimes? Richard T. Wright, author of the book Burglars on the Job, interviewed several convicted burglars to gain insight into what they look for in a potential “job” and to understand their mindsets and methodologies. Some of what he found is included below from the perspective of a burglar.