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Door to Door Scams: What to Watch Out For

by Madison Jezioro

Jun 28, 2016 9:00:00 AM

SCAM..jpgAlong with the wonderful weather we have received to kick off the summer, we have all seen the door knockers and solicitors going door to door, hoping for a big sale. While it may be all fun and games when it is the girl scouts delivering cookies, we hope to give you some insights on the dangers of door to door scammers.

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Topics: Personal Safety, Home Safety

Fourth of July Safety Tips

by Madison Jezioro

Jun 24, 2016 9:00:00 AM

toasting-marshmallow-1325173.jpgWith the 4th quickly approaching, we all have a reason to celebrate. A day off celebrating with family and friends with grilling and ridiculous amounts of desserts, who could complain? We are offering some important safety tips to kick off this summer and to create a safe environment for everyone to spend their day (or, in most kids cases, days of summer) off!

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Topics: Personal Safety, Family, Holiday Safety

Why Not to Post Run Tracking Results on Social Media

by Madison Jezioro

Jun 21, 2016 9:00:00 AM

Runstar.jpgYou are a runner, and you take a morning run everyday at 8:00am on the dot, and you typically arrive back home around 8:45am from your extensive run through your neighborhood streets. Everyday, you post your progress on social media, and everyday you are more encouraged by your friend group to continue your runs.

We are here to tell you to stop posting pictures like these online.

While these images can be inspirational, it also gives burglars a huge advantage. If a potential burglar knows your typical schedule, it is much easier for them to plan an attack on your home. Here are three reasons to keep your tracking application images to yourself:

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Topics: Personal Safety

Motion Detectors Or Glass Breakage: Which Is Better?

by Madison Jezioro

Apr 29, 2016 9:00:00 AM

When it comes to designing your home security systems and coming up with the best security equipment for your needs, you find that there are several options out there. Some people want to recreate Fort Knox in there home by adding sensors on every point of entry then redundant sensors inside the home. You can purchase too much equipment, but more equipment doesn’t mean you have better security.
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Topics: Personal Safety

Protecting Your Identity: How to Avoid Medical-Identity Theft

by Madison Jezioro

Apr 1, 2016 9:00:00 AM

640px_x_345px__Size_For_Blogs.jpgWe have all heard horror stories about someone finding thousands of dollars charged to their credit card for designer merchandise which that person had never even laid eyes on. What if you were to open your bank statement to find a massive amount of money gone for medical bills when you are a perfectly healthy individual? Medical identity theft is when a thief gets a hold of your health insurance information and uses it to obtain medical goods or services. A shocking 1.85 million people were victims of this theft last year. 


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Topics: Personal Safety, Crime Prevention, Identity Theft

Carbon Monoxide: The Silent Killer

by Madison Jezioro

Mar 25, 2016 9:00:00 AM

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One cold spring day in Maryland, back in March of 2015, a divorced father and 7 children were found poisoned in their sleep by the silent assassin, better known as carbon monoxide. In 2009, West Seneca, NY teen Amanda Hansen never woke up while staying at a friend’s house. A high school senior took his own life in his attached garage with carbon monoxide back in 2008.

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Topics: Personal Safety, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Family

Keeping Your "Latchkey" Children Safe This Summer

by Ken Jezioro

Jun 23, 2015 7:00:00 AM

There's no doubt your kids have big smiles on their faces right now. No more teachers. No more books. No more teacher's dirty looks? Ring a bell? We're sure it does and while your kids are excited that school's out for summer, we know that you're busy reading up on summer safety tips for latchkey kids. To that end, the following are some things you'll want to do to help keep your kids safe while you're at work: summer_safety_tips

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Topics: Personal Safety

Know the Dangers of Location Based Service Apps

by Ken Jezioro

May 5, 2015 9:00:00 AM

You check in to your social media account. You tell all your friends and family where you are and what you're doing. Maybe you're grabbing a cup of coffee down the street, or sunning yourself on a peaceful Caribbean beach. While you're doing this, someone is busily loading all of your valuables and carting them off.

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Topics: Personal Safety

How do I Recover My Stolen Property After a Burglary?

by Ken Jezioro

Apr 28, 2015 12:00:00 PM

You come home only to notice the door is ajar. As you walk into your home, you discover the room is a disaster and it's clear you have become the victim of a burglary. Naturally, your first step will be to call the police and report the crime. Your next step will be re-securing your home, and the final step will be attempting to collect insurance and recover physical property.

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Topics: Personal Safety

Vacationing? Home Security Tips While You're Away

by Mary Jezioro

Apr 11, 2014 2:50:00 PM

Enjoy The Sunset, Knowing Your Home Is Secure

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As winter releases it's grip on Buffalo and the Northeast, homeowners are desperate for a bit of southern warmth.  As spring vacation looms and your packing for that getaway, don't forget that your home is prime target for opportunistic burglars.

Take a few extra steps with these home security tips before you leave to make sure that a home invasion doesn't upset your long awaited (and well deserved) vacation.

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Topics: Buffalo, NY, Security Marketplace, Securing Your Home, Personal Safety