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Home Invasion

It's Totally Normal To Be Traumatized By A Robbery

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.12.2016 | Healthy Living

Kim Kardashian West’s friends and family say that she’s “not doing that well” after masked, armed men broke into her Paris hotel room, bound a...

Florida Teen Kills Estranged Father In Home Invasion

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 09.09.2015 | Crime

A Florida teen won't face charges after police say he shot and killed an intruder at his house who pointed a gun at his mother. The intruder turned o...

Home Burglar Steals Frozen Meat, Chain Saw

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 09.04.2015 | Weird News

YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Authorities say frozen meat and a chain saw were the only things taken during a break-in a home in Michigan. The Ann...

Intruder Allegedly Tells Victim: 'You're Going To Smoke Some Weed With Me!'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 07.17.2015 | Weird News

A man in Cadillac, Michigan, had a shocking wake-up call early Wednesday when a knife-wielding intruder insisted they get high together, police say. ...

An Open Letter To the Person Who Robbed My Family

Amanda Mancino | Posted 05.29.2016 | Parents
Amanda Mancino

You probably don't know this, but, like you, we've seen our share of desperate moments. But the house that saw the birth of our children and the warmth of so many special moments and the struggle and resilience of a family who saw much happiness and heartache, no longer feels safe or welcoming.

What Does It Feel Like to Be Shot?

Quora | Posted 12.23.2014 | Crime
Quora

The actual shot felt like nothing as my adrenaline was pumping, it wasn't until the 911 operator asked me if I had been hit, that my body relaxed a bit and the blood soaked my pant leg (yes, like in the movies) and the pain was crippling.

Bolster Your Belongings on TV and This Is What Happens

Robert Siciliano | Posted 11.26.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

How did a burglar know that Theresa Roemer had a 3,000 square foot, three-level closet that was crammed full of very pricey items including jewels and furs?

Going to Plan B for Survival

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
Robert Siciliano

Forget rushing to the grocery store when disaster like a snowstorm strikes. Everyone else will have the same idea. Need I say more?

Myth: My Gated Community Is Secure

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.17.2014 | HuffPost Home
Robert Siciliano

How many times have you heard someone say, "I don't have to worry about crime; I live in a gated community"? Yeah, the electronically-locked gate may stop criminals from driving in, but not from walking in!

Kiddie Burglary Ring Busted With 10-year-olds

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Kids can be so cruel -- at least when they kick in the doors of homes and rob people. At least three thieves were arrested for suspected involvement in a series of Southeast Austin burglaries.

How to protect your Home from Zombies

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

There’s all sorts of threats out there—including zombies—just waiting to get you. Today’s zombies look like the ones on TV and in the movies b...

How to Choose a Video Surveillance System

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.31.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Before purchasing a video surveillance system, figure out exactly why you need this technology and where you'd like to have the cameras mounted.

Convict heads back to Jail for Burglary

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.26.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Criminals do what they do because that’s their nature. Once bad, there’s hardly a chance they can be good. Jeffrey L. Patton, 43, said, “I’ve...

Stolen Business Debit Cards at Greater Risk

Robert Siciliano | Posted 08.24.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

A debit card from your business, in the virtual hands of a thief, spells a mountain of trouble. The thief can generate a duplicate of your business debit card, then splurge. A “cloned” card can be swiped in a card reader, appearing legitimate.

Stupid Criminal of the Week Stages Fake Burglary

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.30.2014 | Weird News
Robert Siciliano

Mondays are the pits for many people, because this day starts their work week. Dwayne Yeager was no exception; so badly did he want to avoid going in to the job on Monday, that he did something really dumb to get out of it.

Home Invasion Ends in Death

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.22.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

Can something like this be prevented? Most likely, even though we don’t have the details.

Children Significantly Affected by Burglary

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.17.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

Here’s why you should never assume that burglary won’t have negative effects on your children. Victim Support, an independent charity, and home s...

Korner: Home Security, For the Defenseless

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.30.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

Guess what - home security is hot! Google bought Nest to kick off the frenzy, and now investment dollars are flowing freely. For example: Korner's Ind...

15 tips to Spring Clean Your Digital Security

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.11.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

As a security analyst for both off-line and online activity, which is personal protection and information security, I’m constantly analyzing my own ...

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.

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...

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...