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500 Teens Gatecrash Party - Is Your Home Business Safe When You’re Away?

by Yvonne Russell on January 17th, 2008

Is your home and home business safe when you are away? This is an extreme example of what can happen when you are away from your home.

Teen Corey Delaney put out a party invitation on Facebook while his parents were out of state on vacation. 500 people turned up, causing an alcohol fuelled nightmare for residents in the street. Corey’s parents jetted back immediately.

The Herald Sun reports that “… police, the air wing and the dog squad were used to control up to 500 drunk teenagers.”

Corey has been arrested and is being threatened with a $AUS 20 000 bill from angry police who had to attend. Residents said they were frightened, as the party spilled out into the streets and neighboring yards.

What About YOUR Home Business?
As your home is also your place of business and income as a home business owner, what security precautions do yo suggest for others for short term or long term absences? Some documents may not be able to be replaced if they are lost or stolen. How about your laptop files if your laptop is stolen?

Quite apart from this instance, when you leave your home, there is also the (hopefully unlikely) possibility of theft, fire or weather damage. We all hope it won’t happen, and it is unlikely, but we still take out insurance… just in case.

Any thoughts?

Tags: , home-business-security

POSTED IN: Disadvantages & Concerns, Office

5 opinions for 500 Teens Gatecrash Party - Is Your Home Business Safe When You’re Away?

  • Laura
    Jan 17, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    We’re very strict with our teens. I would never go on an overnight trip and leave them home alone. As this story illustrates, you never know what might come up. The teen might not have even intended for things to get out of hand.

  • Mig
    Jan 17, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    What can I say? It’s shocking and yet… this only says a lot about the power of online networking. Maybe there is something to learn from this girl in terms of marketing on Facebook. What do people really need? She has the answers if she’s got 500 people at her door!

  • Yvonne Russell
    Jan 17, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Hi Laura
    From all reports, the teen in question is revelling in the fame and not showing any remorse at all as yet.

  • Yvonne Russell
    Jan 17, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    Hi Mig
    I agree that it definitely shows the power of social networking. I have an upcoming post on this.

    If you can get 500 responses locally, imagine the potential for global impact in spreading a message.

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    Jan 31, 2008 at 12:27 am

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