Most of us are part of the world of technology these days: cell phones, laptops, GPS, garage door openers, etc. We’re aware of the possible identity theft threats associated with these technologies; but are we aware of some of the more obvious threats? Think about when you leave your GPS in your vehicle. Someone could easily break into your car and steal your GPS, garage door remote opener, and other valuables. It doesn’t stop there: you could then become victim to a home robbery due to the robber having access to your home address (through your GPS) and access into your home (through your remote opener). A suggestion from us: instead of saving your home address, save a nearby address instead. Another thing to keep in mind if you’re leaving your car parked somewhere for a long period of time, consider not leaving your insurance cards and/or registration inside. Thieves can gain sensitive info such as your home address from these paper documents as well.
Taking into consideration these tips, it is also a good idea to have proper insurance, and the proper coverages. Discuss with an agent the best homeowner’s insurance policy for you and your family. A local agent can advise the appropriate limits for your home. Additionally, many insurance agents can provide you with a companion credit for combining your home and auto insurance!