Keeping Your Home Safe
As the spring weather is upon us and vacation season is near, don’t forget to take precautions to prevent a home burglary. Aside from your home security system, there are other steps you can take to help the prevention of a burglary. Here are a few tips to keep your home safe:
Make sure your home looks occupied.
Since burglars often look to break into empty homes, do whatever you can to make sure your home looks occupied at all times. Leaving on indoor and outdoor lights will suggest that the home is in use, protecting you from intruders looking to rob empty homes. Another option is to use a light timer, which is a great way to maintain the look of an occupied home while you are on vacation.
Don’t allow for easy access.
It is important to make sure there is nothing surrounding the entrances to your home that would help a burglar enter. Make sure there are no pots or stepping stools beneath windows or gardening tools that could aid a burglar in breaking into your home. In addition, don’t leave your spare key in a typical spot by the door.
Lock all doors, windows and garages.
This might sound obvious, but is surprisingly often forgotten. Make sure that all doors and windows are locked when you leave your home and when you go to sleep. Often people forget to lock their garages as well, so make sure all doors leading to and from the garage are locked, as well as the garage itself.