Every single year, more than two million home burglaries are reported in the U.S. occurring every 13 seconds.
No matter what, there will always be criminals in this world who want to take things that others have earned. It’s so important that we protect our homes, families, and items from these criminals.
Burglaries happen to the most unsuspecting of families. Even apartment renters — who have an 85% higher chance of being burglarized — are affected by these crimes. These crimes are often committed — 63% of all burglaries — during the day. There are a few steps you can and should take to protect your valuable items inside your home from being burglarized.
Unfortunate for criminals, home security systems are becoming pretty high tech. The technology that goes into home security is very advanced and should be able to deter any criminals who are dumb enough to attempt to break in in the first place. Installing an alarm system, security cameras, and other security features can prevent future burglaries to your home. The classic, “beware of dog,” sign also works quite well.
Installing a Door
More than one-third of all home burglaries involve the criminals entering the home directly through the front door. Don’t just let that flimsy old front door be the only line of defense to your home. Installing a door and consulting with a professional locksmith can ensure that your home is protected. You can even install commercial replacement doors with secure commercial door locks on them. The lock system for the door is just as important. You can get different types of keys to ensure protection. Keep criminals out and your family and items safe inside.
It’s important to bond and connect with your neighbors to ensure home safety. You don’t hang out with them all the time if you really don’t like them, but you should still get to know them well enough so that you can trust they can offer assistance. If you’re away and criminals are attempting to break into your home, if your neighbors know who you are they will be suspicious of someone creeping around your property, and then they’ll call the police. Neighborhood watch communities are great for burglary prevention.
Installing a door for protection, having a quality home security system, and working with your neighborhood watch should prevent any would-be criminals from breaking in and stealing things from your home.