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In the today’s technical scenario every body or community is striving hard to grow vigorously. But as they are growing they face the safety related concerns. Researches and studies show that injuries and accidents and theft cost thousands of dollars to the victims every year.

Of course, no one wants to be burglarized or robbed right? The only difference is that some people take solid steps to prevent a burglary while others don’t.

Secure your home by ramping up security efforts to avoid being a property crime victim. It is a great idea to take solid steps to rule out breaking risks, even in your neighborhood.

Some tips given by the police department for preventing a break-in are given here:

 

Basics of Home Security

First things first, always educate your family members about basic security tips for crime prevention. If you have kids or teens at home, train them to be more alert when indoors. Check all your door locks before going to bed. Your front and rear doors should be well protected.

Garage door, pet entrance, basement and windows should be well secure. Make these main entrance points are unbreakable. Add the basic layer of defense to all these entry points. To make sure no one can enter your door, install smart door locks.

These door locks work with access codes. Each family member has their own access code to make home entry easy and stress free. Any dubious attempt to break open your door is notified and the loud intruder alarm sounds to warn homeowners about the activity.

Next, install a doorbell camera. It is a smart way to deter unwanted home visitors using your cellphone. The doorbell camera shares live clips of visitors for you. The 2-way communication panel system makes sure you can talk with your visitor through your cellphone even if you are not at home.

 

Home Security System Is Crucial

While you follow the basics, but it still can’t be a security guarantee. Tenacious burglars would still try to enter your home using other tricks. Thanks to the latest security alarm systems – they are reliable, efficient and user friendly.

Intruders agreed that they feel scared from homes having a security alarm system. Arm your alarm system virtually and enjoy your free time without worrying about your home. Modern security systems monitor each and every move the video surveillance camera captures, making sure everything is well protected all the time.

 

Maintain the Exterior

If your exterior is well secure, it will help boost the security of your home. With home security equipment, such as outdoor cameras, smart lights and motion detectors, you can make sure your exterior is safer. An outdoor home security camera helps you to watch out for danger outside your home. You can keep an eye on strange neighbors and also get live updates about any suspicious activity.

Motion detectors in your garage and indoors can help you monitor the areas against criminals. While smart lights installed outside your home help deter burglars. You can control smart lights even if you are away. Home invaders fear homes where they think homeowners are awake, alert and at home. With smart lights, you can show them that you are home, even if you are not.…


We’ve all heard some horrifying accounts of people being subjected to flagrant violence and discrimination after getting pulled over by cops on the road.

Just consider the case of a female African-American college student named Charneisha Corley who was forcibly stripped and body-searched in a Texaco parking lot in 2015.

Such incidents highlight the importance of learning as much you can about your rights should you ever get pulled over by cops in the future.

In this article, we go over some of the essential things that people need to know about their rights on the road. Such knowledge of pertinent laws will help discourage unlawful conduct on the part of police officers.

The right to know the reason why you were pulled over

According to criminal defense lawyer Henry Nguyen of Houston Texas, one of the first things that people need to know about their rights on the road is that cops must have a probable cause for pulling you over.

They don’t randomly stop vehicles to search for drugs and other contraband. In most cases, the probable cause is almost always minor such as a broken tail light or swerving between lanes with no signals. Hence it is crucial to keep a level head and calmly ask the officer what’s the reason for the traffic stop (if it wasn’t given already).

The right to refuse searches

In some cases, a police officer may ask permission to search your vehicle which you can legally refuse by stating that you do not consent to the search.

Unless they have a warrant, no police officer can forcibly search your vehicle. Most people are hesitant to assert refusal to a search fearing that it might be held as evidence of guilt, which is not the case at all.

A police officer can search a vehicle without a warrant only under the following circumstances:

  • Driver/owner consented to the search.
  • Following an arrest; cops can search the vehicles of suspects.
  • The officer sees evidence of contraband and unlawful conduct in plain sight; empty bottles of liquor on the seat, a bag of marijuana on the dashboard and the like.

The right to stay inside your vehicle during a traffic stop

In many cases, a police officer may ask you to step out of the vehicle following a traffic stop. It’s perfectly legal to refuse to do so and assert on staying inside your car.

That said, doing so may create tension with the officer who might insist on getting you out of the vehicle as a safety precaution.

In this case, it would be best to comply but only after asking the officer to clarify whether they have an intention to hold you or if you’re free to go. In most cases, doing so will make police officers more cautious about violating your rights.

You can refuse a breathalyzer test but not without consequences

In most states, including Texas, obtaining a driver’s license carries a law requiring drivers to submit to a breathalyzer test if asked during a traffic stop. While you can decline such a test, doing so can get your license suspended for up to 6 months.

So there you have it — an overview on your rights should you ever get pulled over for a traffic stop. Knowing your rights and whether or not the cops are infringing on them can prove useful in court and make you a less likely victim of any traffic stop violations.…