Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise

Catalytic Converter Thefts on the Rise

People typically lock their cars when they park them to safeguard personal items and components inside the vehicle. Increasingly, however, criminals are less interested in what’s inside the car than they are in what’s underneath it – the catalytic converter. The National Insurance Crime Bureau has reported that thefts of catalytic converters jumped by 325% […]

Safety Strategies for Heavy Equipment

Safety Strategies for Heavy Equipment

The safe use of heavy equipment is critical when machinery such as bulldozers, graders or ground-moving equipment is used in the construction of new homes, bridges, shopping malls or other commercial buildings. The size and weight of these heavy machines make them extremely hazardous, and proper operation is required to avoid serious injury or death. […]

Drowsy Driving Now Classified as Impaired Driving

Drowsy Driving Now Classified as Impaired Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration now classifies drowsy driving as “impaired” driving, putting it in the same category as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The dangers of drowsy driving are real and the NHTSA estimates that it contributed to the deaths of 5,000 Americans last year. Drowsy-driving accidents cost an estimated […]

Funds Transfer Fraud Increasingly Affects Small Firms

Funds Transfer Fraud Increasingly Affects Small Firms

While ransomware is making the headlines as the major cyber threat for businesses, small and mid-sized organizations are increasingly being targeted by lower fraud that dupes them into wiring criminals funds, according to a new report. These funds transfer fraud crimes involve hackers gaining access to a company’s mailbox and extracting payments that go into […]

This Isn’t Your Grandpa’s Home Alarm System

This Isn’t Your Grandpa’s Home Alarm System

Home security alarms have come a long way over the past decade thanks to WiFi, Bluetooth and smartphone technology. These security systems allow you to monitor your home remotely and receive messages if a sensor detects motion or it hears glass breaking. Many of the systems are also hooked up to cameras that you can […]

Spring Showers Bring Water Damage; Be Prepared

Spring Showers Bring Water Damage; Be Prepared

The old saying goes “April showers bring May flowers.” However, those same showers can also bring something unwanted: water damage. Rain that exceeds the capacity of storm sewers, sump systems, bodies of water and the ground’s ability to absorb and hold water can cause big problems for your home, resulting in significant water damage and […]

Car Safety Features That Can Reduce Your Premium

Car Safety Features That Can Reduce Your Premium

The auto industry continues to roll out new and improved safety features to protect drivers in case of an accident. The good news is that besides saving lives, if you purchase a car with these features, you may earn a discount on your insurance premium. There are a number of safety features that well net […]

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