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A Dog’s Bark Can Be Better Than Its Bite

Hillary Johnston | Oct 8, 2013 | Safety Tips

When trying to ward off intruders, a dog’s bark can be more important than its bite. A dog that barks at strangers is a burglar deterrent because loud dogs alert homeowners and neighbors to an…

What We Can Learn from a Jewel Thief

Hillary Johnston | Oct 23, 2013 | Safety Tips

Reformed master jewel thief Walter T. Shaw has been all over the media lately. With his newly published book, A License to Steal, Shaw has been interviewed by everyone from Oprah to Rachael Ray to…

Best Home Security Advertisements

Hillary Johnston | Apr 6, 2016 | Equipment Reviews

Home security ads have come a long way. Just four years ago Broadview Security had a series of television ads featuring young, vulnerable women who were home alone during a break in. The ads were…

6 Hopes and Dreams for the Future of Home Security

Hillary Johnston | Oct 8, 2013 | Safety Tips

Current home security gadgets look like something out of James Bond or The Jetsons. We’ve got motion–triggered cameras, pet-immune sensors, and systems that let you control your thermostat, lighting, and door locks from a smartphone….

How to Deter Parking Garage Theft

Hillary Johnston | Oct 14, 2014 | Safety Tips

Leaving your car at a parking garage may seem like a hum-drum part of a day, but it’s actually a potential security hazard. Of course, most of us don’t have much of a choice—we have…

Exploring the Effectiveness of Home Security Cameras

Hillary Johnston | Jul 22, 2016 | Safety Tips

If you already have a security system, it may seem redundant to have security cameras. After all, if a security system is supposed to keep out intruders in the first place, ideally, you wouldn’t have…

Massachusetts’s 20 Safest Cities of 2019

Rebecca Edwards | Aug 20, 2019 | Focus on Community

Find out which cities are the safest in Massachusetts based on the FBI’s most recent data on violent crimes and property crimes. See if your city made the list!