Archives: 2019

Understanding Kidnap & Ransom Insurance

Kidnapping for ransom is a lucrative business for perpetrators and more prevalent than you may think. The Insurance Information Institute (III) reports that kidnapping for ransom is on the increase. Prime targets are wealthy businesspeople and their families, professionals traveling abroad, journalists, and aid workers. Most kidnappings of Americans for ransom or extortion occur in Mexico, Columbia, Central or South American countries, parts of Africa,...

4 Hidden Home Fire Hazards and How to Mitigate Them

To start off the upcoming New Year, Olympus Insurance is presenting our latest Homeowner Insights series on Home Safety. Last article, we covered how smartphones can be used to remotely manage home safety features. This week, we’re concluding our series by highlighting lesser-known causes of home fires. Most home fires start in the kitchen, where […] The post 4 Hidden Home Fire Hazards and How...

Protecting Home Electronic Devices from Surging and Sparking

To start off the upcoming New Year, Olympus Insurance is presenting our latest Homeowner Insights series on Home Safety. Last article, we covered what to store and not store in your home’s garage. This week we’re looking at how to prevent home electronics from surging or sparking.  Big power surges can wipe out televisions, video […] The post Protecting Home Electronic Devices from Surging and...

10 Home Safety Features Your Smartphone Can Control

Olympus Insurance is presenting our latest Homeowner Insights series on Home Safety. Last article, we covered how to help prevent home electronics from surging or sparking. This week, we’re looking at how smartphones can be used to remotely manage home safety features. Every year, new features are added to our smartphones, giving us the ability […] The post 10 Home Safety Features Your Smartphone Can...

6 Things You Should Never Store in Your Garage

To start off the upcoming New Year, Olympus Insurance is presenting our latest Homeowner Insights series on Home Safety. Last article, we covered how to perform a basic home safety audit. This week, we’re asking, “What are you storing in your garage?” Garages are often considered the primary storage place for many household things, but […] The post 6 Things You Should Never Store in...