At Nationwide, being “On Your Side” isn’t just about recovering from tragedies – it’s about preventing them. That’s why we conducted a survey* of homeowners to find out how protected Americans are against home burglary. Some of the results are surprising, but the good news is there are easy ways to improve the security of most homes. Continue reading
Did you know that one home is broken into every 14.6 seconds? Home break-ins may be more common than you think, but taking certain precautions can greatly reduce your risk of a burglary attempt. The infographic below shows a few surprising stats about break-ins and prevention tips that can help you protect what’s important to you. Continue reading
According to Nationwide Insurance Claims Data and FBI statistics, home theft is most common in the summer months when the temperatures rise. A recent survey* commissioned by Nationwide reveals that, while a majority of homeowners (79 percent) have at least one common theft-prevention measure (e.g., alarm system, deadbolt), three in 10 (30 percent) do not use any, potentially putting their loved ones and belongings at unnecessary risk during a heightened burglary season. Are you prepared in case you experience a home theft? See how you stack up against our recent survey and test your security smarts about home theft below.
Here are a few simple things you can do as a parent to encourage your teen to put down the phone and drive. Continue reading
Driving down an unlit highway at night, your tire blows and you swerve into a ditch. Who you gonna call? You can try the Ghostbusters, but Bill Murray is probably too busy being famous to drive you to the hospital. Continue reading
Hollywood tornadoes may whisk you away to the magical land of Oz, but real life twisters can destroy an entire neighborhood in minutes.
Here are some of the largest, fastest and most destructive tornadoes in United States history. Continue reading