Theft can occur anywhere and any place.

    While you can’t control what other people do, you can make it harder for your possessions to “walk away” or your house to play host for unwelcome “guests.”

    We’ve got the information to help you.

    WHN TIP – Be safe, be smart and be prepared!

  • My Home Was Burgled: A Real-Life Story

    These days, identity theft and personal security expert Robert Siciliano (CEO of Boston-based is much in demand by companies such as KPMG Peat Marwick, Best Western and British Petroleum. But eight years ago, he was just one of many who found their home — and peace of mind — violated by an intruder. Here […]

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  • On the Road: Tips for Safe Biking

    Before Each Ride WHN TIP – The Right Tools: Assemble the tools to do basic bike maintenance and take a bike maintenance class so you know how to use them. Here’s a good list from REI of what tools to bring on your road – just in case! Get an empty water bottle and a plastic bag. Inside […]

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  • Round-Up of Bicycle Safety Resources

    May is National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. With that in mind, here’s a list of bicycle-related resources with tips on safe riding and information about what to do in case of an accident with or theft of your two-wheeled “steed”! AAA Exchange’s […]

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  • After A Theft: 5 Quick Tips From Police Officers

    Here are some tips for dealing with home and car theft, gathered from police officers across the country: Stolen Car? Talk Cracks and Dents When reporting a stolen car, be sure to mention your car’s unique characteristics – the location of dents, cracks, bumper stickers, detailing and so on. These details help your car stand […]

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  • Safe Wallet, Safe Purse: Tips For Shopping Safely

    It holds everything: money, identification, credit and bank cards. Here are 9 quick tips for keeping your purse and wallet safe while shopping. Choose a purse/bag with a strap and a zipper and keep it closed. Carry your bag with one arm across it or with the strap crossing your body. Wear the strap under your […]

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  • After a Burglary: Questions the Police May Ask

    Your house has been broken into and you’ve called the police. Once they’ve arrived, be prepared to answer questions. These help the officers gather information about the event. WHN TIP – Make Some Notes: While you’re waiting, make some notes based on the following questions so you can give them as many details as possible. […]

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  • Partner and State Links

    Health / Life Be there for a friend or loved one in need – learn great tips at What Friends Do. Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) has resources you can use, from food safety to field safety, from physical to psychological, and from government to community development. Here’s a general link to help you find a Better […]

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  • Choosing a Car

    Some cars are stolen more frequently than others. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the Honda Accord topped the list of the most stolen cars in 2015. Want to know what cars are targeted by thieves in your area? Check with your local police department. Buying a car? Ask about security systems or features that […]

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  • Buying a Home Security System

    If you are in the market for a home security system, here are some starter questions: What is included in a basic security system? Most basic security systems include exterior door sensors, window sensors and an alarm control panel with a touchpad. If you’re worried about break-ins, this might be sufficient for your needs. At […]

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  • Wallet / Purse Theft — What to Do

    WHN TIP – Be Prepared! Download and complete our Purse or Wallet Theft Checklist so you know what you had inside if it goes “missing”! WHN TIP – Advice from Experts: Listen to this podcast for tips on how to describe a suspect. Immediately Be safe, be smart. Be sure you are in safe surroundings. If you […]

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