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Nothing Worth Stealing

We just moved into a new home, and though you wouldn't know it from the neighborhood or the house, which are very nice aesthetically, the inside of our home is sparse and we don't have the latest technology or anything of real value. There is honestly nothing worth stealing in our home, and the expense of cleaning up after a home invasion/robbery would cost more than the value of any items that could be stolen from us. A coworker suggested putting up a sign. [more inside]
posted by juniperesque on Aug 5, 2014 - 61 answers

What to do about my roommate's surveillance camera?

I'm currently living in a small apartment with two bedrooms and one roommate. My roommate has exhibited some odd behavior in the past, but in the last week things have gotten weird. Help me negotiate this situation. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 4, 2014 - 38 answers


I was burgled again this week. Sigh. I need help asking my landlord for specific safety interventions. [more inside]
posted by latkes on Oct 20, 2013 - 17 answers

What's a giftable home/apartment security upgrade?

I have a friend moving to a sketchy part of town (and living without a roommate for the first time). I want to get her some sort of security "thing" as an apartment-warming gift. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug on Aug 10, 2013 - 17 answers

Mr. Nice Guy keeps going and going and going an...

I'm out for a walk taking some pictures and he stops to chat me up. We exchanged email addresses and now I'm regretting it BIG time. [more inside]
posted by redindiaink on Apr 20, 2013 - 31 answers

Chrome vs. Firefox Extension Security

Please help me understand the difference (or non-difference) in safety for Firefox vs. Chrome browser extensions (plugins/add-ons). [more inside]
posted by pavane on Nov 5, 2012 - 3 answers

Where can I find information on government expenditure? Middle East!

Expert googler help needed! [more inside]
posted by theJigsawLady on Jul 27, 2011 - 8 answers

"I'm here for the singing ladies, not the numbers stations."

I'm leaving for Bulgaria tomorrow with a bunch of professional radio/recording gear. Kindly lavish me with advice on getting there and back with all my equipment intact. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jul 29, 2010 - 5 answers

Dear Alderwoman, I did not enjoy my drive through a construction site in your ward. Plz advise.

Engineers, construction workers, and lawyers: How can I find out what the specific site safety requirements and statutes are for an under-construction commercial urban development site? Specifically, I'm looking to find out more about site-safety requirements in the city of St. Louis, Mo. [more inside]
posted by limeonaire on Sep 20, 2009 - 16 answers

Burglar Proof

I want to burglar proof my home! Now that I have a family, the last thing I ever want to have happen is to become the victim of a home invasion, robbery, burglary, etc. I am interested in things that I can do to deter bad guys and prevent this from happening. Secondly, if a robber / gang did get into my house, how could I get them to leave peacefully. I am open to any idea from physical security, reinforced doors / locks, cameras, psychology, geography / topology, lasers, stun guns, trap doors, safe rooms, fake jewelry / money, persuasion, etc. Keep my family and all MeFites safe from the bad guys.
posted by jasondigitized on May 31, 2009 - 40 answers

So it's a Volvo, then.

Twenty-something interested in buying first serious car...a Volvo maybe! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2009 - 16 answers

Advice on Cartagena, Columbia

Has anyone visited this Cartagena, Columbia, and can you offer any up-to-date advice regarding safety and the best places to visit on a one day cruise stop? [more inside]
posted by pianoboy on Jan 1, 2009 - 8 answers

Give my girlfriend peace of mind when sleeping home alone

I travel frequently, and my girlfriend has an (admittedly) somewhat-irrational fear of someone breaking into our apartment when she's home alone, asleep. What can we do to make her feel more comfortable when she's home alone? [more inside]
posted by wordsmith on Jun 2, 2008 - 32 answers

Help me set my vodka free!

I bought a 750mL bottle of Vodka from Safeway. The cashier forgot to remove the black plastic security alarm topper from it. Boo! [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jan 21, 2008 - 28 answers

can you recommend a home security / alarm company?

can you recommend a good home security / alarm company? [more inside]
posted by boygirlparty on Jan 22, 2007 - 9 answers

Secure my documents abroad.

I am taking a surf trip to costa rica. Because of the nature of the trip, I will not be able to keep important documents on my person for large chunks of time. Where can I put them so that they are secure? [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3 on Dec 10, 2006 - 9 answers

How do I protect myself and my apartment?

I moved into my new apartment complex two weeks ago and already there's been one car break-in and one apartment burglary. What can I do to secure my apartment and my personal safety? [more inside]
posted by lychee on Aug 23, 2005 - 13 answers

Expired Credit Cards

What do you do with expired credit cards? I shred receipts and old statements, so it just seems wrong to toss them in the trash...
posted by dness2 on Nov 24, 2004 - 21 answers

How did some stranger lock out my brother's MSN account?

My 13-year-old brother uses MSN messenger a lot. Last night, a stranger popped up to speak to him, and after some taunting, told him he was going to delete his account. My brother got rid of him - and then found when he logged out, he couldn't log back in again.

What with my brother's tender age, there are a few holes in his story - has anyone heard of this happening before? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Aug 26, 2004 - 8 answers

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