Home burglary is a quick way for burglars to get cash, jewelry, televisions, and computers, which is why there are break-ins about every 15 seconds. Will your home be the next target or have you taken the time to invest in some inexpensive ways to prevent your home from being burglarized?
Unlawful entry into your home, a place you feel secure, is a pure violation and when it happens, your security and safety is threatened. Not only that, but imagine the feeling when you find that many of your personal, precious belongings have been stolen.
What Burglars Don’t Want You to Know
Is your home being targeted NOW without your even knowing? You may never wholly prevent a home break-in, but you can minimize the risks of your home becoming the next target by following some security tips that burglars don’t want you to know.
- Invest in a Home Alarm System- Police state that burglars searching for their next target look for homes that don’t have home alarm systems. Typically if you have an alarm system, there is evident signage in the yard and around the property. The last thing burglars want to do is create attention by a loud alarm going off.
- Install Video Cameras- Video cameras don’t have to be expensive to catch the intruders in the act. Some of the popular brands include night vision, cloud storage recording and HD resolution.
- Keep Doors and Windows Locked- Leaving your doors and windows unlocked are an open invitation for burglars to come right in. Each time you leave your home, always make sure your doors and windows are locked.
- Mount Outdoor Lighting/Motion Detectors- Burglars like to work in the dark or undetected areas. The minute a bright light shines upon their entry onto your property, they will most likely move on to another home.
- Trim Shrubbery and Trees to Prevent Hiding Spaces- Don’t give burglars a place to hide while they gain entry into your home. Keep shrubs and trees trimmed so that your home is easily visible to others. Burglars look for places to hide so don’t let your landscaping be their hideout.
- Use Timers for Interior Lights- Using indoor light timers that periodically turn lights on or off makes burglars think you are home.
- Discontinue Mail and Newspaper Service– If you are planning to be gone, discontinue mail and newspaper service or ask your neighbor to collect them.
Deter the Burglar
By following the outlined safety tips, you may deter the burglar; however if you are victimized by a home intrusion, it could jeopardize your financial security if you don’t have the right type of N.C. homeowners insurance protection in place.
If your valuables are stolen, your N.C. homeowners insurance does provide insurance coverage for theft of many items; however, that coverage is highly limited. By taking a complete inventory of your prized possessions and discussing them with your N.C. independent insurance agent, you can rest assured that the right protection to reflect your belongings’ true value can be set in place with an endorsement. Call us TODAY at 828-464-2643 with any questions regarding burglary or to review your current N.C. homeowners coverage.