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If a burglary occurs in your apartment building, even if it didn’t happen to you personally, it can leave you feeling vulnerable. You likely thought you moved into a safe neighborhood and so this burglary has you rethinking your decision to move there. You also assume that, since most of your neighbors are paying approximately the same rent you are, they’re likely of a similar income bracket. You never considered yourself in an income bracket that burglars targeted, but clearly, you are. Just because the burglary didn’t occur in your unit doesn’t mean you can’t take precautions and ask questions. Not sure where to start? Here’s what you should do after there’s been a burglary in your building. 1. Ask your landlord to enhance building security. Is there a gate one must get through to enter your building? If not, perhaps you and your neighbors can ask your landlord to put one up. If there is a lobby, the landlord might be willing to hire a security guard, at least for the evenings. If they aren’t, then perhaps insist on installing a type of… Read more

Having a fire in your home can shake you to the core. You can take plenty of security precautions, but when a fire destroys your belongings, you’re reminded just how vulnerable you are to the natural elements, and that things like fires and earthquakes aren’t afraid of security systems. But, luckily, you do have some control after the fire is over. Here is what to do, and what not to do, immediately after a home fire. Don’t go back in without the green light. Do not step into your home until fire fighters have done a full inspection of the damage and given you the okay to do so. If they say you can’t go in there, believe them. Even if the house doesn’t appear to be too damaged, the foundation could be weak, there could be soot and other things you shouldn’t inhale and more. There are simply a lot of harmful factors that may not be visible to you, but that a firefighter can recognize. Do get a report. As soon as possible, get a full report from… Read more

If you’ve ever had your phone stolen, you know the feeling of violation that comes with it. You don’t just lose your way of calling people, looking up directions on the go and sending text messages; you lose a little device that essentially holds the key to your entire life story—past, present and future. The very thing that makes smart phones so helpful (their ability to link up to pretty much every aspect of our lives) is the same thing that makes them so vulnerable. Don't hand out your personal information so easily! Although it's natural to link our phone to almost every aspect of our lives, you're also giving thieves an easy way to hack you, your accounts and your personal information if your phone is ever lost or stolen. Start by deleting the following information right away - these items are not the most important things held on your device, but could give strangers a dangerous look into your personal doings. Your itinerary You likely have your primary email set up in your phone. Each time you receive… Read more

Considering the many severe storms that have happened around the world recently, one can no longer presume they’re safe from a natural disaster. If you have a home automated system, then it likely comes with a severe weather warning system. That’s a very good thing to have, but it only tells you something has to be done, not what has to be done. Feel at a loss? Luckily, there are some tips you can take into consideration to prepare for even the worst types of weather. Strengthen your doors Unless you have all steel doors around your home, you’ll need to fortify your entrances. Add hurricane panels to your doors. Take extra steps to secure double-panel doors, since the slit between the two panels is especially vulnerable. You may want to bolt the doors to the frame. You’ll need to leave one door—ideally a smaller one—uncovered in case you need to escape your home during the storm. Your garage door will also need to be strengthened. Use what you can to weigh down your garage doors. Your home improvement store… Read more

When a heat wave hits, you’re desperate. You’re willing to do anything to cool off, including pay an enormous price for air conditioners, which has (unsurprisingly) tripled since the temperatures began rising. It doesn’t help that heat causes mental exhaustion, which means you become a bit forgetful and unperceptive. These factors and more could mean you’re met with a huge electricity bill at the end of the summer. Don't let it happen to you! Here are energy wasting mistakes you should avoid making all year long, but especially during a heat wave. 1. Failing to use a fan Ceiling and standing fans are not just wannabe air conditioning units. Fans are not meant to be placeholders until you can afford an air conditioning unit and ignore them. Fans are meant to be used with your air conditioning unit. Remember that, while fans do not create colder air, they do push the air in the room around. So if your air conditioner is creating cold air, your fans are working to circulate it around your home. Turning on a couple of fans could… Read more