Halloween Safety Tips for Homeowners

Halloween is a festive day that kids enjoy, because they get dressed up and get treats. However, for a homeowner — it could be an insurance claim waiting to happen.  Will you be hosting a party or inviting trick-or-treaters to your door? Opening your property to the public can leave you susceptible to insurance claims and lawsuits.
If you follow a few tips to ensure safety and protect your home from damages or liability, you can prevent the risk of a homeowners insurance claim spoiling the fun. Continue reading

Social Media Thieves


Wow! Everyone is using social media. Isn’t it great?

Well apparently some less honorable folks have found a way to better time a robbery – when you’ve just told everyone on your social media website that you off for 3 days in Lake Wherever.
The statistics in this article reflect that summer time in Canada, especially Friday evenings, are the best times to break into a residence.
Be careful with what you post to the public!

Thieves Use Social Media to Plan Summer Home Burglaries

Data from Aviva Canada shows that residential burglary claims increase dramatically over the summer months. Compared to February – which has the lowest frequency of burglaries – July, August and September show an increase of 24 percent, 36 percent and 18 percent respectively. Read Entire Article