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Fugitive Returned To California In Penis Dismemberment Case

AP | Posted 09.17.2014 | Crime

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A man arrested in the Czech Republic and accused of torturing a medical marijuana dispensary owner is back in Southern Cali...

Going to Plan B for Survival

Robert Siciliano | Posted 07.31.2014 | 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...

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, &...

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.

Astoria Characters: The Robbery Victims

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 08.10.2014 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It is what the masked men did to her before they took the money that keeps Sajida Gulamrasool up at night.

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, an...

Captured: Inmate Who Fled 6 Days Before Release

Posted 05.01.2014 | Crime

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police say an inmate who served 272 days then escaped from a north Portland prison with less than a week to go has been recapt...

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 ...

What It's Like to Recover After an Apartment Break-In

Madeline Wahl | Posted 05.31.2014 | Crime
Madeline Wahl

I came home with my roommates and friends with a sense of foreboding and an apartment door slightly ajar. We turned on the lights and inspected our rooms.

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 s...

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. Wh...