Monday Roundup July 20: Stolen Animals and the Goldilocks Burglar

It was a stressful week for pet owners in the world of odd burglaries. Asics 2017 Goedkoop One big puppy was stolen and made it back home safely, but a $4,500 bird is still missing. Nike air max pas cher In other news, New Zealand has a Goldilocks burglar on the loose. Read more in this week’s Monday roundup: Dallas police returned a stolen puppy to a local pet shop Sunday after a surveillance camera caught its thief red handed. The puppy, a 10-week-old Siberian Husky worth $2,850, was stolen late Saturday night. Nike Air Max 2017 Heren groen The dog was unharmed. adidas uk for sale Dayton, Ohio, police are investigating the theft of a bird worth $4,500. Nike Scarpe Donna The bird, described as a white cockatoo, was stolen Saturday from a woman who was in the process of officially adopting it. nike air max 1 pas cher The adoption was set to be complete July 19. New Zealand has a “Goldilocks Burglar” on the loose. An identified person Sunday trashed and robbed a Milton, NZ. adidas nmd donna home, took $100 of groceries, and slept in the owner’s bed. New Balance Baratas The burglar did wash the dishes before they left, though.

Three things you can do to keep burglars out in the cold this winter

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  • 3. Marcus Mariota – Oregon Ducks Don’t leave your car unattended when you’re warming it up: Though it’s tempting to turn your car on in the morning and then go back inside until the seats are at least somewhat inhabitable, doing so gives potential burglars a ridiculously easy opportunity to hop in and drive off.

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  • As sad as it is to say, some hand warmers and an extra sweater might be a smart investment for your home security this winter.

    Monday Roundup July 13: 111 missing street signs, stolen art, and more

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  • Every Monday we at LiveWatch will be delivering you a selection of the previous weeks most interesting and strange burglary-related events. New Balance 515 damskie Up this week: a serial restaurant burglar is arrested; a photographer uses digital technology to track down his stolen equipment, and more. Nike Air Max 2016 Dames Zwart Read on: An Australian photographer recovered $15,000 of stolen equipment by following the digital footprints he programmed his camera to leave on photos uploaded to the web. The man’s camera and lens were stolen in July 2014 by a fellow photographer. Canotte NCAA The camera was programmed to encode all photos with the name of its owner, which allowed the man to track down the thief who was posting images captured using the stolen goods. Ray Ban pas cher Colorado police Thursday returned a stolen painting to a local Rotary Club chapter that tried to auction off the piece two years ago. new balance 999 homme The butterfly painting, which was to be sold at a fundraiser hosted by the Colorado Springs Rotary Club, was stolen in August 2013 and found recently being used as street art. Nike Free 3.0 Police are still trying to identify the perpetrator. Pitt County, N.C., police Friday issued a statement offering to pardon all street sign thieves who voluntarily return their stolen signs within the coming week. Thieves stole 111 signs across the county in 2014 and police say they are on pace to meet that number in 2015. Hogan Uomo Prezzi The thefts have cost the county an estimated $15,000 so far. Nike Air Max 2016 Heren wit South New Jersey police have detained a serial burglar who has been robbing restaurants across the state’s southern counties. Geno Smith College Jerseys The man was caught on security camera in the act of committing his third burglary in a month’s time.

    These 3 tools are great for preventing loss

    At Livewatch, we’re always trying to help you protect the things that are most precious to you. Nike Air Max 2016 Heren Rood With that in mind, here are three tools for preventing loss that we think you should know about: Neighborhood Watch: Neighborhood-Watch The Neighborhood Watch program, started by the National Sheriff’s Association in 1972, has served as a long-lasting source of safety and satisfaction in America. AJ 12 OVO Organizing a neighborhood watch in your community not only prevents the loss of property due to crime, but it also fosters bonding and a sense of group spirit among residents. fjällräven kånken classic The coordination of community-lead patrols improves response times in the case of local emergencies, and the process of arranging these safety precautions increases everyone’s quality of life as neighbors grow more comfortable working with one another. asics gel noosa hombre You can learn more about the Neighborhood Watch here. ASAPER: asaper-envelope Livewatch’s ASAPER emergency response technology is the home security industry’s fastest system for responding to break-ins, burglaries, fires, and floods.
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  • ASAPER notifies you and your emergency contacts when an alarm is triggered on your property, and it creates a virtual chat room where you and the people you trust can assess the situation and respond appropriately, all with the assistance of a Livewatch home security specialist. Fjallraven Kanken Classic Sound good? You can learn more about ASAPER here. Image sensors: IS1 Image sensors trigger security-related events when they are activated and capture an image of whatever sets them off. Dont’a Hightower Jersey They have all but replaced motion sensors as the standard sensor devices in a home security system. A.J. McCarron – Alabama Crimson Tide With image sensors installed, you can immediately have a picture of the scene sent to your computer or phone, allowing you to determine whether there is a threat to your property, or if the alarm was triggered accidentally.

    How to Make Your Home Swimming Pool a Safe Place

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    1. Keep a safety toolkit on hand: A first aid kit, a pair of scissors for cutting hair or pool covers in case of entrapment emergencies, flotation devices and a charged cellphone for calling 911 and other emergency contacts are all must-have items for owners of a residential pool. adidas outlet shop online These items also help increase safety at public pools.
    2. Always supervise children: Drowning is the second most common cause of injury-related death in the United States,
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    8. Fence in your pool: Barriers at least 4 feet tall should be erected around your home pool. Denard Robinson – Michigan Wolverines Also strongly consider arming gates to the pool with alarms so you know when a child might be entering the pool unsupervised.
    9. Train yourself in the basics of response: Taking lessons about CPR and basic lifesaving skills will go a long way in helping you make your home pool the safest place possible.

      Please note that all tips mentioned here also apply to safety at public pools.

    How to Keep Your Home Safe from Fire

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    1. Keep your smoke detectors in working order: Less than 20 percent of fire-related deaths occur in buildings with smoke detectors because they are the fastest and most accurate fire detection devices.
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    6. Maintain your heating appliances: Stoves, dryers and furnaces are common accidental fire starters. Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 Unless you’re an expert yourself, you should bring in a professional once a year to ensure your appliances are in proper working order.
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    10. Clean and organize regularly: Organizing piles of paperwork and breaking down and throwing out extra used boxes isn’t usually the most exciting item on the priority list, but large amounts of those things can serve as kindling for house fires. Nike Air Max 2017 Dames roze Filing your papers in cabinets and getting rid of your extra boxes and paper bags will make it harder for potential fires to spread throughout your home.
    11. Purchase fire extinguishers: In case an unfortunately timed spark happens to ignite something in your home, it’s always good to have a fire extinguisher on each floor of your home. Nike Air Max 2016 Dame It’s best to keep these devices near potential sources of fire like the aforementioned stoves, dryers and furnaces.

    The Importance of Carbon Monoxide Detectors

    IQ-CO Carbon monoxide, which forms when fuel doesn’t burn completely, is a colorless, tasteless, and odorless gas that cuts off the body’s oxygen supply when inhaled. A leading cause of accidental poisonings, the toxic gas is impossible for humans to detect until it’s too late. Oklahoma State Cowboys Fortunately, it’s possible to keep both you and your family safe from this stealthy poison with the simple addition of carbon monoxide detectors to your home. Carbon monoxide detectors identify the presence of the gas in one of three ways before sounding an alarm to let you know your house may be unsafe. adidas nmd r1 damskie Biomimetic sensors contain a gel that absorbs carbon monoxide. Denard Robinson – Michigan Wolverines The gel then changes color, which the system detects before triggering the alarm. asics gel kinsei uomo Other detectors use oxide metal semiconductors, which lower the level of electrical current in the sensor when carbon monoxide is present.
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    How Smoke Detectors Work

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    Households have had the benefit of fire detection since as early as the 1870s, when inventor William B. Asics Gel Lyte 3 Watkins’ heat-sensing alarm system made it possible to automatically send a telegraph to the fire station when the temperature in a home exceeded a specified threshold. adidas nmd uomo Later, fire detection capabilities improved with the development of commercial smoke detectors in the 1960s.

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    There are two main types of smoke detectors: photoelectric detectors and ionization detectors. Nike Free 2.0 For the curious, here’s a brief explanation of each:

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    How To: Garden Safely

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    The recent National Gardening Safety Day celebrated the physical benefits of gardening. From building strength to improving endurance, gardening is great for your body, but it can also be dangerous if practiced improperly. As a belated celebration of last Friday’s holiday, here are some key tips for gardening safely:

    1. Cover up: Before heading out to the garden, put on a long-sleeved shirt and long pants, tucked into your shoes for maximum ankle protection.
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    8. Use proper gardening techniques: A good rule of thumb is that you shouldn’t place prolonged strain on one part of your body. A.J. McCarron College Jerseys Do stretching exercises or switch activities to avoid stress injuries. Nike KD Trey 5 III When using hand tools, make sure your wrist is straight at all times. Air Max 2017 Goedkoop When digging, use a shovel instead of just your hands to avoid being cut by buried objects or bitten by critters.
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    How to Eliminate Electrical Fire Hazards

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    U.S. Nike Kyrie Irving fire departments respond to more than 47,000 electrical fire-related incidents each year. In some ways it’s not surprising. Hogan Outlet Sito Ufficiale With the increasing number of electrically-charged appliances and gadgets entering American homes, it’s no wonder more fires are occurring do to circuit overloads and the tangling of laptop and phone chargers with broken wires. With these hazards in mind, here are five tips for how to avoid starting an electrical fire in your home:

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    4. Trust your circuit breaker: If your circuit breaker trips immediately after being reset, you likely have a serious electrical problem on your hands. Continuing to reset a circuit breaker increases the chances you’ll start a fire, so shut off power and investigate or call an expert if you find your box not staying set.
    5. Know the danger of electrical fires: In the event that an electrical fire does break out, do not use water to fight it.
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