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Tip of the Week: Inside the Mind of a Burglar – Steps to Keep You Safe

26 May in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

A Video, ‘Inside the Mind of a Thief | Burglar Confessions’, was released by the Allen, Texas Police Department. It's an interview with a career burglar who spent over 20 years breaking into hundreds of homes and describes how he conducted his crimes. The following list emerges from the interview with important crime prevention tips to keep you from becoming a victim: 1. Alarm signs promoting a wireless capability would be a total deterrence. Warning signs for dogs and alarm systems would make him take notice but...

Tip of the Week: Repeal of Privacy Regulations for Internet Providers – How to protect yourself

14 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

Recently repealed privacy regulations have stripped away some controls placed on Internet Service Providers (ISPs) governing their use of your search information. Your internet browsing habits reveal your interests, topics researched, and virtually everything you do on the internet including when you do it. The removal of privacy regulations make it legal for ISPs to “monetize” this information and sell it to marketing companies. Advertisers can then market specific products directly to you as you browse the web. Although annoying, discovery of your personal browsing habits...

Tip of the Week: Taxpayers Beware! Avoiding Online Scams When Filing Tax Returns

10 April in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety

Tax season becomes a holiday of criminal mischief for cyber criminals and scammers who are seeking to steal your identity and hard earned cash. According to a recent IRS tax scams consumer alert, “The IRS saw an approximate 400 percent surge in phishing and malware incidents in the 2016 tax season.” The most important advice is to stay vigilant and remember that the IRS doesn’t initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information....

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Tip of the Week: Safety Tips for Holiday Air Travel

21 December in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Travel Safety

Air travel over the holidays can be challenging at best. Airports are crowded and delays are always a possibility. These simple tips will help ease your way and ensure you arrive safely: 1. Pre-plan your connections. When booking your flight, plan carefully for sufficient time during layovers to connecting flights. It is good to allow extra time for flight delays and weather issues. 2. Leave early. Holiday travel guarantees you will encounter congested traffic, full parking lots, crowded ticket counters...

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Tip of the Week: ‘Tis the Season to be Stealing

14 December in Tip of the Week Corporate Security, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Protective Services, Tip of the Week: Security Consulting

Protecting Your Home and Business While Away This Holiday Season It’s estimated at least 35 percent of businesses will close on Christmas Eve and 90 percent on Christmas Day. About 63.9 million people will travel, and with people gone and businesses closed, both homes and businesses are at risk to burglaries and theft. Below are proactive steps for your business and your home to minimize your chances of becoming a victim this holiday season: For Your Business: 1. Review your current security measures. ...

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Tip of the Week: Winter Driving Safety Tips

07 December in Tip of the Week, Tip of the Week Personal Safety, Tip of the Week Travel Safety

As we approach and continue through the Holiday Season, there will be road trips and winter weather in the forecast! It's estimated 63.9 million people will travel 50 miles or more from home during this year's holiday travel period, with more than 52.4 million traveling by automobile. Keeping you and your family safe is a #1 priority to ensure you have a safe holiday season. Here are 10 tips to help you prepare for the elements and reach your destination safely. Prepare before you go: 1. Check the...