Home Security Tips – Avoid Common Mistakes!
We all make mistakes, so here are a few simple home security tips to remember that may help you prevent a break-in.
The first step towards protecting your home from burglary is to decrease the chances that you will be a victim of a home invasion or property crime. Unfortunately, your house can serve as an easy target without you even realizing it. Fortunately, there are additional actions that can be taken to make your home less attractive to a burglar. By taking these fairly easy extra precautions, you may be able to keep your home protected and your mind at ease knowing that your belongings, loved ones, and home are protected.
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- Vacant homes are a much easier target than occupied ones. Do not make it outwardly apparent to everyone that you are not at home.
- Predictability can help a criminal guess when you will or won't be at home. Change things up. Mix up your schedule and daily routines on a regular basis.
- Easy entry for you can be easy entry for a criminal. Make sure that you don't help potential burglars by doing the hard part of their job for them.
- No outdoor lighting can save you on energy bills, but it can make your home a very attractive target. Keep your home and yard lit at night.
- Valuable items in view are like a display window at a store to a would-be thief. If you have valuables and would like to keep them, don't make them visible to those outside.
- Additional tips for helping to keep your house secure from intrusion.