Security - Blog

By Staebler Insurance on Jun 12, 2019

Last week we looked at some of the most common dangers your child may face while playing games online. Today, we’re going to look at the broader picture and identify a few gaming related dangers that occur outside of the game. Part One of our Two Part Series can be read here Dangers outside of the game As surprising as it might be, the most pressing dangers associated with online gaming are actually those that occur outside of the game. These dangers present themselves...

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By Staebler Insurance on May 28, 2019

[Originally posted to TruckNews.com  via TTSAO]   Want to be a member of the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO)? You’ve got to earn it. That was the message from Lisa Arseneau , Staebler Insurance broker and head of the TTSAO’s insurance group, when providing an update at an association meeting this morning. She said TTSAO member training schools will need to undergo an evaluation to maintain membership in the group. They cost $450 and are...

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By Staebler Insurance on May 14, 2019

The long wait is finally over: It’s time to open up your getaway property. As the warmer weather settles in, the chores at the cottage or trailer begin. While this always seems like a never-ending and daunting task, opening the cottage for the season is very rewarding.  To make sure you have time to relax on the deck, Corona in hand, we’ve compiled a checklist of tasks you absolutely need to do so you can make the most of the first time out. Before you go...

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By Staebler Insurance on Apr 22, 2019

Last May’s windstorms set record high in wind speeds and caused the province more than $380 million in damages . With climatologists predicting more extreme weather events, you need to know what to do to keep your home safe when a windstorm is about to hit. Put everything you can inside In a high wind situation, the line between "charming lawn ornament” and "flying hazard” is slim. If your area is issued a wind advisory or warning, the best thing you can do to...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 19, 2019

Is there anything that will leave a pit in your stomach like realizing you left your keys in the car just after you shut the door? The mixture of embarrassment and panic as you suddenly realize your entire day has just been entirely rearranged? The self-directed frustration, furious that you could ever be so silly? Don’t feel so bad, getting locked out can happen to anyone. What matters is how you deal with it. Keep calm and remember these tips to making the best out of a bad...

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By Staebler Insurance on Mar 5, 2019

Do you know what your children are watching on YouTube Kids? Don’t just answer "cartoons” or "Peppa Pig,” what are they really watching? Have you stopped to look at the titles of the videos? Or watched any of the skits being performed? If you’re not actively monitoring your children’s use of the platform, chances are they are seeing something you don’t want them to see. Far from the safe environment of children’s entertainment that it’s supposed to be, YouTube Kids is awash...

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By Staebler Insurance on Feb 5, 2019

Social media is a fantastic way to stay connected to the people in your life. It lets you trade jokes with your friends while waiting in line at the grocery store, talk to a sympathetic ear when you're up at 2:00 a.m., and share exactly what is going on in your life with the people who matter the most. Unfortunately, you're not just sharing with friends and family. When you put things out on social media, there is no telling who is watching. From identity thieves eager to exploit...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 29, 2019

When we think about automobile crime, we tend to focus on car theft, thieves that will make off with your entire vehicle. Obviously, that is a huge concern and one you should definitely take steps to protect yourself from. But, statistically speaking, you’re more likely to be the victim of a more mundane crime – the run-of-the-mill vehicle break-in.  Every year hundreds of thousands of vehicles are broken into in Ontario. While this isn’t quite as traumatic as an...

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By Staebler Insurance on Jan 24, 2019

With a seemingly never-ending wave of high-profile attacks rocking the tech world for the past two years, none of us can afford to be complacent about cyber crime anymore. But, while many of us understand the threat cyber crime poses, not all of us are sure where to start when addressing it. Well, wonder no longer. The best way to protect yourself from cyber crime is with personal cyber insurance, an emerging type of insurance designed specifically for this modern concern....

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By Staebler Insurance on Dec 18, 2018

Do you enjoy video games or have someone in your household who does? If so, it’s more than likely you’ve heard of Fortnite. It’s unavoidable in the gaming scene. Fortnite is currently one of the most popular games in the world, a genuine media sensation, and it’s free to install and play meaning just about anyone can get in on the action! Unfortunately, this also includes malicious hackers eager to seize on a popular fad to spread their malware. Part of what has made...

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