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5 Ways to Keep Your Home Secure While You’re Away

What’s better than a vacation? The answer is, quite simply, nothing. Whether you are catching up with family or soaking up some sun on the beach, taking a vacation is one of life’s greatest pleasures. However, if you aren’t careful, you may come home to a real headache. As Lifehacker explains, “chances are things will […]

January 27, 2016 UPDATE TO THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE: On January 16, 2015, President Obama issued Executive Order 13688 to provide increased federal oversight about the collection, retention, and use of controlled equipment in significant incidents. On the “controlled equipment list” are many of the vehicles and weapons acquired by police departments under the 1033 program […]

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by Nick Wooldridge, Esq.   • A typical home invasion looks something like the following: Tiffany Carter and an unidentified male accomplice could easily fit into the category of “what-was-I-thinking.” The thieving duo thought a good career move would be to add home invasion to their criminal tool kit. The homeowner had other ideas — […]

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Owning a remote home surveillance camera system makes sense. A quality camera setup is surprisingly affordable and the benefits are undeniable. Until it’s too late, many people don’t realize the importance of home security measures. Nearly all businesses these days have security cameras installed, so why not take the same precautions at home? An investment in a home […]

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Most people think home invasion is random … that everyone is at the same risk … that home invasion is an equal-opportunity danger waiting to happen to everyone. That’s a myth. Home invasion is not random. Most home invaders are looking for something in particular, including an easy way to get into your home. Here are steps you can take […]

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This news video explains how a family homeschooling its three children experienced a 2011 “home invasion” by police in Nodaway County, Missouri. The case began years ago when Child Protective Services (CPS) agents were sent to the home because Jason and Laura Hagan, who were homeschooling their three children (ages 13, 10, and 8), reportedly […]

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In mid-May, two homes in Bremerton, Washington (across the Puget Sound from Seattle) were the victims of home invasion. Police believe the homes were targeted for dealing in marijuana. Arrests in the case were dramatic when a police SWAT team arrived in an armored vehicle to descend on the suspected perpetrators. Note: Since the death […]

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In the three years since we started publishing HomeInvasionNews, we’ve detected an increase in incidents of homeowners who shoot home invaders. Some homeowners are  even killing people who attempt to forcibly break into their homes. By January 2013, we had already noticed an uptick in residents shooting at home invaders. But those stories were still somewhat unusual. In […]

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After following countless home invasion crimes over the years, HomeInvasionNews has learned some lessons useful to all homeowners [and renters, too!] Here are Lessons Learned About Home Invasion: • Drugs and money were the motivation behind this Barberton, Ohio, home invasion that ended with the murder of three victims, including a 14-year-old girl and her […]

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Hoarding Statistics

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Many experts believe hoarding is a form of OCD, but not all health professionals agree. For example, a 2012 study at the National Institutes of Health concludes, “People with hoarding disorder have trouble making decisions about when to throw things away. Possessions can pile up and result in debilitating clutter. Until recently, hoarding disorder has […]

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