Protect Your Home from Break-ins
Is Your Home Protected?
Don’t Make it Easy For the Burglar
Everyone loves an inviting home, including burglars. Make sure it looks occupied and is difficult to break into.
- Always lock outside doors and windows even if you’re gone only a short time.
- Leave lights on when you leave. Consider timers to automatically control the lights.
- Keep your garage door closed even when you’re home; don’t tempt thieves with what you have in your garage.
- Instead of suspending your mail and newspaper delivery when you’re out of town, get a neighbor to pick it up for you. Even better, a locking mailbox can hold up to two weeks of mail for the average person. Even when you are not away, it provides extra protection against identity theft.
Don’t Advertise That You Are Away
- Posting that you’re out of town or away from home on social networks is like advertising that your home is unprotected.
- Equally dangerous could be allowing certain social network sites to track your location.
Burglars Know The Tricks You Know – And More
- Don’t leave keys under doormats, in flowerpots or the plastic rocks; thieves know about those hiding places–and they know more of them than you know.
- Trim the shrubs from around your home; don’t give criminals a place to hide.
Have a nice vacation, but keep your home safe to come home to.