Criminal or Cleaning Fairy

Wouldn’t you love to come home to a clean house, freshly done laundry and dinner on the table? Sounds like Heaven doesn’t it? But what if the person who did those things was a stranger who broke into your home while you were at work to do those things? Doesn’t sound quite as lovely now does it? This actually happened. A man broke into a home in South Bend, Indiana, did some laundry, swept the floor and fixed dinner. The man seemed confused when police talked with him and needless to say the homeowner was a little frightened. The man … Continue reading

Home Security

As a single mother with a young daughter there are times that I feel particularly vulnerable. One of the worst was when I we first moved from our apartment into the house I bought. The first couple nights I didn’t really notice, I was too tired, unpacking, cleaning, moving furniture, when I went to bed at night my eyes were closed before I hit the pillow. After the first couple of nights I started to notice how many different ways there are to get into my house, and I have to say I got a little nervous. I wanted to … Continue reading

Update on Home and Personal Security

With the downturn in the economy home burglary and invasions have unfortunately increased. For this reason, you need to take extra precautions in protecting your home. has several articles on protecting your home and property, but with the increased danger in our communities, there are some new things you should consider. A home security system is an important key to protecting your home. While most people use home security to protect the house when they leave or when they are sleeping, you should also use a security system during the day. An increasingly disturbing number of home break-ins are … Continue reading

Top 3 Reasons to Install a Home Security System

When I watch the evening news it makes installing a home security system seem like a logical decision. The Top 3 reasons to install a home security system: Protection: Everyone has a different level of need for protection. It’s a simply formula of whom, what and where. The basic math is the more “who‘s” your are responsible to keep safe and the more “what’s” you have collected along the way, the more protection you and your family need. There may be times in our lives when we have few possessions and only need to take care of our own personal … Continue reading

Adware, Spyware, and Pop-ups

In yesterday’s blog, we discussed malware and the dangers of having malicious software installed on your computer. Today, I will give a brief introduction to some specific types of malware, some of which are dangerous and other just plain annoying. Check back in the coming weeks for specific reviews of some of these programs. Adware Adware is software that displays advertisements, usually in pop-up windows. Ads are generated from software that is installed, either with or without your permission, on your computer. Some adware is specific to your browsing habits, where other adware displays ads of no relevance to the … Continue reading