Home burglaries happen more often than most people want to think. In fact, you may not imagine it happening to you, but what if it does? There are ways to keep your family and home safe and while you can’t prevent a home burglary, you can reduce the likelihood it will happen to you. There are some preemptive measures you can take to make your home more burglar-proof and safe.
In the U.S. there are over 3,000 break-ins each day. By knowing this disturbing statistic, you may want to take action to get a step ahead of burglars who could be targeting your home right now. Take a minute to look around your home and imagine how violated you would feel if you came home to find that your home was ransacked, and all your valuables were stolen.
Some Protective Measures to Burglar-Proof Your Home
Cameras (Indoor and Outdoor)
Burglars do not want to be seen so if they notice you have cameras around your property, it may act as a deterrent. If a burglar walks up to your front door (the most common place of entry) and sees you have a Ring doorbell (a doorbell that activates a video when someone is approaching) along with other surveillance cameras, they may quickly move on to the next home that does not have these security features.
Motion Detector Lighting
Burglars want to do their work in a “hidden” setting so if it’s night and the burglar(s) approaches your home, motion detector lighting acts as a great deterrent. Installing motion detector lighting around points of entry to your home can ensure that if someone comes onto your property, the lights will activate. Burglars, at that point, may decide to move on.
Do-It-Yourself Home Security Systems
If you are handy with technological equipment, installing a do-it-yourself (DIY) home security system may be your best option. This way, you can custom build the home security options that fit your particular home/needs and save money by installing it yourself. The options may include timers on lighting, alarm system, security cameras, and smart home door locks. Having protection inside and outside of your home can provide the peace of mind you need and deserve.
Professional Home Security Systems
There are many perks to having a professional home security system installed, especially if you are not tech-savvy. First of all, it is professionally installed with as many or few security options as you see fit and monitored by the home security company. If an unwanted person enters your home and activates the alarm, the alarm company will notify you immediately and alert the police if necessary. However, this convenience will cost you every month in fees along with the cost of installation and the security system. Many homeowners have security systems but don’t use them. Get in the habit of turning on your security system each time you leave the house.
Other Helpful Tips to Help Prevent Home Burglary
- Look for weak points in your home and take action to address them
- Keep all windows and doors locked
- Alleviate any hiding places for burglars by keeping your landscaping pruned/trimmed
- Make sure you discontinue the newspaper/mail when out of town or ask a neighbor to collect your mail
- Keep valuables out of sight
- Develop a neighborhood watch for any odd activity
While you can’t totally prevent a home burglary, you can take measures to burglar-proof your home to protect your family and valuables. Nobody likes to think of a home invasion taking place, but it can and does happen all too often. If you have any questions concerning protection for your home and valuables, we can assist you. Also, we can discuss potential eligibility for a N.C. homeowners discount with certain home monitoring systems. Your safety is our concern. Call us TODAY at 828-464-2643.