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How to Prevent Identity Theft At Home

Identity theft is becoming more and more prevalent and it can happen anytime or anywhere. There are however steps that you can take to prevent this whether you are using the internet, out and about or even when you are home. Staying safe from identity theft starts with you but if you are aware of the potential risks and take steps to mitigate them, then you can feel secure in knowing that your identity is safe. Continue reading “How to Prevent Identity Theft At Home”

Home Security Tips for Renters

As a renter, you may not be aware of the options available to you for home security. Below are a few tips for increasing the security of your rental home

 Replace Your Locks

One of the first things you should do when you first move into a rental home is to replace the locks and get new keys. There’s a chance that former renters have spare keys that could still allow them access to your home. If your landlord agrees to replace all the locks can be an extra level of security for your home. Continue reading “Home Security Tips for Renters”

How to Protect Your House from Flooding

Preparing your home against flooding now before the weather changes and the chances for rain increase could really save you a lot of time and money. Finding the best way to protect your home from flooding damage is a lot harder than you may think. Here is a list of things that will help you prepare your home against the elements.  Continue reading “How to Protect Your House from Flooding”

College Safety Tips: Protecting Your Valuables

Get Your Belongings Registered

You don’t want to spend too much time or energy worrying that your stuff will be stolen while at college because you already have enough to worry about. Something that may help relieve some of that stress is getting your things registered. The process is pretty simple, you just take pictures of the items and their serial numbers. You can either keep those in a safe place or with some universities the campus police will register your item in case of theft.

Protect Your Phone

With so much valuable information stored on phones nowadays, it makes it vital to keep your phone locked and password protected when you are not using it. Many apps remember your password and you don’t want any unwanted guest gaining access to that information. Placing a lock code or fingerprint protection on your home screen can deter potential thieves and in the unfortunate event that it is stolen, it can keep them out of any personal information.

Locked Down

Dorm rooms are common targets for thieves so you want to make sure that you keep your door locked and your valuables in a secure place. You may want to consider buying a small lockbox or safe to keep your expensive belongings safe.

Out of Plain Sight

 If you leave your belongings out in the open you risk people walking by and taking something. Commonly stolen items like cell phones, wallets and keys should be kept out of sight at all times. It is also wise to keep those things on your person and not in a backpack or purse as they are at risk of being stolen if someone takes your bag.