60 Places to Hide Valuables in Your Home


Rising burglary and home invasion rates are the main reasons one might consider hiding property or valuables from others. There are many good reasons for hiding money, cash and valuables. Some of the more common hiding places for cash or valuables are a home security safe, decoy safes, gun safes, a floor safe, or some […]


How To Protect Against Bump Keys


Most police burglary statistics today estimate that in some areas over 50% of home burglaries are caused by a technique known as “lock bumping”. The average home out there has three locks, the majority of which are Yale “rim style” locks, which are the most vulnerable to bump keys. The tool used in lock bumping […]

DIY Video Surveillance


Adding a motion detecting video surveillance system to your home or apartment is easier, and cheaper than you might think, and the solution lies right in your PC. Something like this could be a lifesaver, when it comes to checking up on your family, home, children and pets. A PC based video surveillance system is […]


24 Home Security Tips for 2018


With perhaps the exception of fire, home burglary is the biggest threat to our safety at home. Depending on where you live, government statistics show that a home burglary occurs every few seconds. While the exact number obviously varies, best estimates in the USA have burglaries occurring every 8 seconds. Unlike the stereotypical burglar we […]

Protect Your Home Against Residential Burglary


The vast majority of home burglaries occur during weekdays, between 9:00am and 4:00pm, when the thieves can be best assured there is no-one home. They mostly just want quick access to your goods that they can cart away in a nearby waiting stolen car. Mostly, they will use a ploy like knocking on the door […]

Six Steps to a Burglar Proof Home


The two enemies of any burglar are time and visibility. The longer and harder you can make their job of entering your home and removing your property, the closer you are to being “burglar proof”. Of course in reality, there is no such thing as a 100% burglar proof home, you should still pursue this […]

Install a DIY Home Alarm System


When it comes to choosing a home alarm system, the choices that you have are pretty broad. You can start with those portable personal alarms that can be hung over a door, or a DIY wireless alarm, and go from there all the way up to a professionally wired alarm system. You can even repurpose […]

10 Ways to Avoid Home Invasion


For about the last decade or so now in North America, home invasions have been increasing at alarming rates. While the police regard these as burglaries, they generally are much more violent than a regular break and enter home burglary. Since there are no specific charges in the Criminal Code as “home invasion”, the actual […]

36 Ways To Improve Personal Security


When you get right down to it, your personal safety comes down to mindset. Awareness and avoidance should be at the forefront of your mind whenever you are in potentially dangerous situations, or even home with your family. Looking for weak spots in your home security or potential threats when out for a night on […]

How to Protect Yourself Against Lock Picking


For all of us the one thing that stands between our loved ones and valuables is most often just a good solid set of locks on all of the doors in our homes. Locksmiths ply their trade to let us back into our homes whenever we loose our keys. Like with all other sources of […]