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Burglary

Meeting a Stranger: Safety Tips for Online and In-Person

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.27.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

A simple yet comprehensive guide to staying safe when meeting a stranger in person or dealing with one online.

Be Your Family's Chief Security Officer

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.23.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

I won't lie: This kind of vigilance requires a lot of thought to get it rolling. It's not second nature to many people, but they can work on that element and improve over time so that it's automatic to put the alarm system on when going to bed.

Privacy Is More Than Locking Your Doors

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.22.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

There are 10 distinct meanings of privacy.

Facebook Solves Another Crime

Ian Lind | Posted 05.19.2014 | Hawaii
Ian Lind

The crime itself wasn't anything special, just a run-of-the-mill burglary, in which someone broke in and "went shopping in our house." But "our" burglary was different because a hidden camera captured several reasonably good digital photos of the burglar, caught in the act as he went through our house, and I turned to social media to identify and track him down. It led to a wild three-day experience in which the new world of technology and social media took on the old problem of everyday crime.

Teens Break Into Mansion For Massive Party, Steal Leopard

Posted 03.19.2014 | Crime

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have filed criminal charges against 14 teenagers who allegedly broke into a Southern California mansion and held a...

Can Home Invasion of Elderly Cause Heart Attack?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.18.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

I’m a home security expert and have given many speeches on how to protect your home from an invasion, but one of the topics that doesn’t seem to g...

Protect Your Home without a Gun: Effective Ways

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.04.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Yes, you can protect your home without a gun. Having been in the security industry for many years, I have instructed homeowners on proven ways to prot...

WANTED: Purple Burglar

Posted 03.03.2014 | Weird News

Cops are hunting down an ultra-violet burglary suspect and his accomplice after two homes were broken into in Florida. One of the unidentified men ...

DIY Home Security Automation is easy

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.01.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Take home security seriously—before the break-in. If you’re up for a great DIY project, get going with home security. Reinforce doors. What you s...

Dumb and Dead Criminals making news

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.30.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Crime doesn’t pay—especially when you can’t read. A man in Chicago spent seven minutes disabling a lock on a local bars door, then kept trying t...

The Ring, or What He Didn't Take

Timothy Braun | Posted 04.15.2014 | Good News
Timothy Braun

Among the scattered fragments of my doorway and the ransacked damage of my home, I found Dusty hiding in the bedroom by the nightstand drawer. I had never been robbed before. I called the police, my homeowners associations and a therapist.

What is an Alarm Duress Code?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.11.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Ever consider the idea that a home intruder may force you to turn off your home alarm? Ever think that there's a way you could secretly signal this to the authorities when you turn off the alarm while your captor is watching?

David Lohr

WATCH: Man Allegedly Caught Molesting Mannequin

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 02.04.2014 | Weird News

The expression "different strokes for different folks" could be aptly applied to the case of a Brazilian man who was reportedly caught on camera havin...

10 More Things Burglars Don't Want You to Know

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.01.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

No errand is too short to leave the alarm system turned off. A burglar can invade your home and steal your valuables in a lot less time than it takes you to run the shortest errand.

10 Things Burglars Don't Want You to Know

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.27.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Burglars would rather keep their dirty little secrets to themselves. But today, Schlage, makers of the grade one Touchscreen Deadbolt, and I are revea...

Remains Found In Washington State May Be Those Of Long-Vanished Fugitive

Reuters | Posted 03.26.2014 | Crime

By Jonathan Kaminsky OLYMPIA, Washington (Reuters) - Washington state authorities believe they have unearthed the remains of an escaped...

Home Invasion Results in Child Casualties

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.18.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Two young girls died after a man broke into their second-story Cleveland apartment and set it afire. This was after the man forced the 55-year-old bab...

Teens Trash Million Dollar Mansion

Robert Siciliano | Posted 03.13.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

If your home is full of valuables, why not add one more valuable: a home security system? A mansion in La Habra Heights (California) was ransacked by...

10 Holiday Home Security Checklist Tips

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.24.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

You can have peace of mind while away from home during the holidays by implementing the following home security tips.

Would You Use Facebook To Catch a Bad Guy?

Robert Siciliano | Posted 02.04.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

In Oklahoma, the OK state, an elderly couple was home invaded and held at knifepoint, and the woman was knocked to the ground. During the ensuing abus...

David Lohr

Suspect In Missing Teen Case Linked To 2nd Girl's Disappearance

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.13.2013 | Crime

A 48-year-old man who was charged in connection with the disappearance of Virginia teenager Alexis Murphy, is also a longtime person of interest in th...

Cops Say: 'Check Your Locks'

Robert Siciliano | Posted 10.01.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Burglaries happen everywhere. But sometimes, in some places, due to numerous reasons, burglaries become more frequent and sometimes by a lot. It doesn...

Summertime is Burglary Time: Lock up!

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.17.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

According to U.S. Department of Justice statistics, an American home is broken into about every 15 seconds. Summer marks a busy time of year when Ame...

Burglaries Often Happen When People Are Home

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.03.2013 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Once a home is burgled, people lose their sense of security and try to gain it back through the installation of an alarm system. A home alarm system can certainly provide security, but people who are victimized in this way often face years of emotional aftershocks.

WATCH: NYPD Seeking Serial Queens Burglars

Newsday | Anthony M DeStefano | Posted 03.24.2013 | New York

NYPD detectives are seeking the public's help in busting two men suspected of pulling off more than a dozen commercial armed robberies in Queens, incl...