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Bolster Your Belongings on TV and This Is What Happens

Robert Siciliano | Posted 09.26.2014 | 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?

Michael Brown, Son, Student 'Thug'?

Ama Yawson | Posted 08.21.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

The politics of respectability in the black community may not only hinder us from acting and engaging in the constructive protest, lobbying and collective action needed to create a more just society, as it has with respect to the Ferguson protests, but it may also prevent us from simply being and living freely.

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...

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.

California's Best Answer to Prison Overcrowding

Jens Erik Gould | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Jens Erik Gould

The state's recidivism rate -- the percentage of individuals released from prison who are incarcerated again within three years -- was 61 percent last year.

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...

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.

4 People Who Left Home And Returned To Bizarre Nightmares

Cracked | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weird News

Getting your house robbed may suck balls, but you can always take solace in the fact that while a thief took all of your precious shit, at least they ...

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 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...

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...

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 k...