A Foolproof Guide To Protecting Your Home

Protecting your homeA Foolproof Guide To Protecting Your Home

 

Are you doing enough to be protecting your home from burglary? According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a home break in occurs once every 15 seconds in the U.S. The good news is that you can protect your home and property from such heartache by following some simple foolproof steps.

 

Lock Your Doors and Windows

I know this probably sounds like common sense to most people, but locking your doors and windows is critical in maintaining a secure home. It’s estimated that nearly 30% of all burglars gain entry through an unlocked door or window. Even if you lock your front door when you leave the house, you may forget about the side doors or windows. This creates a problematic scenario, as potential thieves now have a point of entry to access your home. The bottom line is that you need to lock all of your doors and windows.

 

Use a Durable Front Door

Older homes (and even some newer ones) are often fitted with cheap hollowed-out front doors, which are incredibly easy for burglars to kick in. If you haven’t done so already, check your front door to see whether or not it’s hollow. Spending a couple hundred dollars on a new, solid wood or metal-frame door is a smart investment that will reduce your risk of becoming a victim of a burglary.

 

Install a Security System

Of course, you should also install a security system to protect your home from being burglarized. If someone attempts to enter your home through a protected entry point, the alarm will sound, alerting nearby neighbors while simultaneously contacting your respective monitoring service. In addition to reducing the risk of burglary, security systems may also yield a savings of up to 10% on your homeowner’s insurance – putting extra cash in your pockets!

 

Remove Hiding Places

A lesser-known technique for safeguarding a home from break-ins is to clear away brush, shrubs and out potential hiding places around the home’s exterior. When a burglar is scouting a home, he or she may hide in the shadows until the homeowner leaves. Removing potential hiding areas, and installing motion-detecting flood lights, will deter burglars.

 

Home Automation

How can automating your home help to prevent break-ins? Automation allows homeowners to create something known as presence simulation – the appearance that someone is home even when the house is vacant. When you and your family members are away, for instance, you can automate your home to turn on/off the lights, pull back the curtains, or even play music. If a burglar is canvasing the neighborhood, he or she will likely skip your home if they believe someone is inside.

 

Furthermore, automating your home will allow you to control door and window locks. So, if you forget to lock the back door before you went on vacation, you can lock it from the comfort of your smartphone or tablet.

     

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