Guide to Protecting Your Home

Written by Posted On Thursday, 07 May 2015 11:46

Your home is not only your family’s haven away from the world; it is also a substantial financial investment. You certainly don’t want burglars to break in to steal your assets and peace of mind. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to keep your property and loved ones safe.

Crime Facts

Crimes occur in every neighborhood around the nation. Here are some facts you should know: 

  • A crime occurs every 15 seconds.
  • The average property value of stolen is $1,725.
  • 73.9% of burglaries are in residential areas.
  • 60.5% of break-ins entailed forcible entry.
  • 33.2% were due to non-forcible entry.
  • 6.3% were attempted entries.

Secure Home’s 4 Core Components

To minimize the chance of your home being targeted by burglars, make sure you’ve covered these four core safety areas:

1)     Surveillance: Protect your home, inside and outside, with surveillance cameras. 

2)     Lighting: Use timers on your inside lights to illuminate rooms while you’re away and sensor lights on eaves and pathways outdoors. 

3)     Home Activity: Deter criminals by getting to know your neighbors, adopting a watchdog, landscaping your yard so it looks lived in, and keeping radios and televisions on while you’re away so it sounds like someone is home.

4)     Physical Security: Lock windows, secure sliding glass doors, add a security screen to your front entrance, and install an alarm system. 

By taking these steps, you will have done all you can to keep your home and family safe.


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