Gasquet Residents: What to Do After a Break-In

Being the victim of a robbery is something you’ll hopefully never have to live through. However, if it does happen, you need to know the steps to recover from the break-in both financially and emotionally.

Here are six things to do in Gasquet after your home or business has been broken into.

 

Call the Police and File a Report

If you’re in the home when someone one is trying to break in, call 911 immediately. Do the same, if you arrive home and suspect someone is in your house. You definitely don’t want to confront a burglar on your own.

However, if you’re certain the burglar has fled, now’s the time to call the police or sheriff. In Albion, call the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 464-4191.

Resist the urge to start cleaning up police have arrived and told you it’s ok to do so.  Otherwise, you might disturb key evidence that police need to investigate the break-in.

 

Call Your Insurance Company

Now that you’ve informed the proper authorities be sure to contact your homeowners or renters insurance company within 24 hours of the incident. The company will likely send an insurance adjuster to inspect the break-in and make an estimate to cover damages. Be aware, you may be asked to provide receipts or other proof of ownership for any expensive items that were stolen, like TVs, jewelry, or other goods.

 

Begin to Clean Up and Put Pieces Back Together

Once the police have finished with their investigation and you’ve contacted your insurance companies, it’s time to start to clean up. Reach out to contractors to replace windows or fix busted doors or any other damage. It can be helpful to have carpets cleaned or rooms painted, this can help remove the sometimes painful memories of a break in.

 

Reach out for Help

A break in can be an emotionally draining experience. Don’t hesitate to reach out to friends and families during this time and don’t be surprised if it takes a while to feel comfortable in your home. As with any traumatic experience, you will feel better with time and the support of those around you.

 

Review the Security of Your Home

After you’ve mentally recovered from your break in, it’s time to think about home security and how you can prevent another incident from occurring. The best ways to improve the security of your home include getting a security system installed, adding motion sensing lights to the exterior or your home, and working with your neighbors to report any suspicious activity. Apps like NextDoor (https://nextdoor.com/) can make that easy. After all, most burglars will stalk a neighborhood before attempting a break-in, looking for vulnerable houses that will be easy to get into.

Advanced Security Systems has security solutions for homes of all types and sizes in Gasquet. Contact us today for a free, no obligation security consultation at 707-464-1975.

Learn more at http://advancedsecurity.us

Fort Dick Residents: What to Do After a Break-In

Being the victim of a robbery is something you’ll hopefully never have to live through. However, if it does happen, you need to know the steps to recover from the break-in both financially and emotionally.

Here are six things to do in Fort Dick after your home or business has been broken into.

 

Call the Police and File a Report

If you’re in the home when someone one is trying to break in, call 911 immediately. Do the same, if you arrive home and suspect someone is in your house. You definitely don’t want to confront a burglar on your own.

However, if you’re certain the burglar has fled, now’s the time to call the police or sheriff. In Albion, call the Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office at (707) 464-4191.

Resist the urge to start cleaning up police have arrived and told you it’s ok to do so.  Otherwise, you might disturb key evidence that police need to investigate the break-in.

 

Call Your Insurance Company

Now that you’ve informed the proper authorities be sure to contact your homeowners or renters insurance company within 24 hours of the incident. The company will likely send an insurance adjuster to inspect the break-in and make an estimate to cover damages. Be aware, you may be asked to provide receipts or other proof of ownership for any expensive items that were stolen, like TVs, jewelry, or other goods.

 

Begin to Clean Up and Put Pieces Back Together

Once the police have finished with their investigation and you’ve contacted your insurance companies, it’s time to start to clean up. Reach out to contractors to replace windows or fix busted doors or any other damage. It can be helpful to have carpets cleaned or rooms painted, this can help remove the sometimes painful memories of a break in.

 

Reach out for Help

A break in can be an emotionally draining experience. Don’t hesitate to reach out to friends and families during this time and don’t be surprised if it takes a while to feel comfortable in your home. As with any traumatic experience, you will feel better with time and the support of those around you.

 

Review the Security of Your Home

After you’ve mentally recovered from your break in, it’s time to think about home security and how you can prevent another incident from occurring. The best ways to improve the security of your home include getting a security system installed, adding motion sensing lights to the exterior or your home, and working with your neighbors to report any suspicious activity. Apps like NextDoor (https://nextdoor.com/) can make that easy. After all, most burglars will stalk a neighborhood before attempting a break-in, looking for vulnerable houses that will be easy to get into.

Advanced Security Systems has security solutions for homes of all types and sizes in Fort Dick. Contact us today for a free, no obligation security consultation at 707-464-1975.

Learn more at http://advancedsecurity.us.

4 Ways Tech is Helping Seniors & Caregivers

Technology is changing how we live our lives. For seniors and their caregivers, advances in tech can make life easier and safer.
Here’s a look at 4 ways technology can benefit today’s seniors and their loved ones.

1. Tech Keeps us Social

From video chat to social networks, we’re more connected than ever and this is great news for seniors. Studies show that our social lives are critical to our health and wellbeing.

Apps like Facebook, Apple’s Facetime, Skype, and more, are free, easy to use, and can keep us connected to friends and family and aware of community events.

2. Tech Keeps us Safe

The vast majority of seniors want to stay in their homes as they age, and medical response systems like EasyCall can help. A personalized medical response button is worn at all times and allows the wearer to summon help with the push of a button.

EasyCall is monitored 24/7 by professional dispatchers who will connect users to family or emergency services in an instant. This technology is keeping more people in their homes and helping them maintain their freedom.

3. Tech Helps with Meds

With smartphone apps and smart devices like Amazon’s Alexa, seniors can get help keeping track of their medication. Older adults often have a number of medications to keep track of, and juggling 5 to 10 different prescriptions can be a major challenge.

Smartphone and smart devices can give visual or audible reminders when meds are due and smart pill boxes can even keep track of medications and contact the pharmacy when it’s time to renew the prescription.

4. Tech Keeps us Active

It’s important to stay active as we age and technology can help us here too.

With video games like Wii Fit and smartphones tracking our steps, it’s easier than ever to make sure we’re getting enough exercise to keep us healthy and active as we age.