How To Protect Your Home From Burglary
You’ve worked too hard for your home and its belongings to have someone try and take them from you. Here are 5 ways to protect your home:
1. LOCK DOORS AND WINDOWS & CHECK REGULARLY
This might seem like a no-brainer, but a study from PRWeb shows that 34% of burglars walk in through an unlocked door. Crazy to think about.
Also, be very cautious about hiding a spare key.
2. LIGHT UP YOUR LANDSCAPE
Adding lighting around your home is a relatively inexpensive way to prevent unwanted guests from lurking around your property. Placing lights around sidewalks, garage doors, back patios, and other outdoor structures will lower your risk of a home invasion.
3. INSTALL A SECURITY SYSTEM
Your home should have some form of a security system, whether it’s a basic system or a professional monitoring system with home automation. There are plenty of home security options for every budget and every level of protection.
Studies have shown that even placing a security sign in your lawn or having decoy security cameras can help stop criminals from breaking into your home.
4. SECURE YOUR WIRELESS NETWORK
Criminals can steal your personal and financial information without even having to step foot in your home. Change your network name and keep passwords strong in order to protect your home from cybercriminals. (Think of something unique that only your household would know.)
5. CONSIDER GOING “SMART”
Turning your home into a “smart home” can be costly but has many security benefits and you can do it in phrases. Home automation can allow you to schedule and control lights, locks, security cameras, smoke alarms, and other safety devices. Plus, how awesome would it be to lock your front door without having to get up off the couch?