A burglary occurs in America every 13 seconds resulting in an average loss of over $2,200. While the best solution for protecting your valuables is a security system, there are many other things you can do to protect your home and keep burglars away! The following 6 tips are meant to help you better secure your home and provide you with more peace of mind.
1. Don’t Broadcast New Purchases
Always make sure to completely break down cardboard boxes from televisions, computers, and other large electronic devices. Turn the boxes inside out to hide logos and brand names. Burglars have been known to drive around neighborhoods around the Holidays looking for these types of items which signify a new purchase.
2. Install Motion Lights To The Front Of Your Home
Motion lights are a great security measure for your home. They provide a deterrent to criminals and a visual alarm to both you and your neighbors. Motion lights can either be installed professionally by an electrician or you can purchase battery operated ones as well.
3. Ask Your Home Contractor If They Will Be Using Any Sub-Contractors In Your Home
Make sure when hiring a plumber, electrician, or contractor that you ask if them if they sub-contract any work out to other individuals or companies. Make sure that you are able to meet these subcontractors prior so you can feel comfortable with them being in your home.
4. Keep Your Yard Trimmed and Bushes Pruned
A well-manicured lawn not only provides less cover for a possible intruder, but it also broadcasts a home that is lived in and active. Lawns that are overgrown signify a vacant home to criminals.
5. This One's Simple. Lock Your Doors And Windows!
This might seem like a no-brainer, but over 10% of Americans admit to never locking their doors or windows.The majority of burglars will go through a door and an even larger percentage of burglars will look for doors or windows that are unlocked. Many break-ins are a crime of opportunity so try your best to limit this easy access into your home!
6. Make Sure Your Security Yard Sign Is Visible From The Street
The first point of protection from for your home is the alarm sign. The sign itself, is a great burglar deterrent. In fact, a recent study suggested that more than half of home burglars admitted to searching for a security sign when staking out a home. As a customer of Knight Security Systems, you are entitled to a free yard-sign and alarm decals (see below to order your Free Sign Today).
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