According to Nationwide.com, a home burglary occurs every 15 seconds someplace in the U.S.A. On average, each break-in results in a financial loss that equals approx. $1,600. While you may have taken steps to protect your home or business – including the use of a home security system – there may still be instances when the bad guys come out on top. If you ever do fall victim to a burglary, chances are you want to take steps to get your stuff back.

Thanks to modern technology, there are a now a number of websites available that can help you hunt down your stolen belongings. Prey App

Prey: This is an app that was designed to help you find a stolen or lost tablet, laptop or phone. The app will help you locate these items by taking pictures from the camera on the device, screenshots from the computer or even wipe data remotely from the device. Prey is a type of software installed on your devices and then tracked with an online system. There is a free version as well as various pay versions available. (www.PreyProject.com)

Stolen Property: This is an international stolen property database. It allows users to report that their item has been stolen. You can also search the database to see if any device you are considering purchasing was stolen. (www.Stolen-Property.com)

Stolen Lost Found: Another online database offered to track, find and report found, lost or stolen property. (www.StolenLostFound.org)

Each of these sites is specifically designed to help you recover any item that has been stolen from you, or lost. Taking some initiative can help you recover items that are missing and may save you hundreds of thousands of dollars in terms of replacement costs.