Burglary Prevention: What You Can Do To Deter Intruders?Insured by Carver
- Do a quick check on your doors and windows to ensure they are locked; this will help provide a sense of security when you are out and about. According to the FBI, 23% of home burglaries happen through a first floor window, so cut down any low hanging branches that make those windows more accessible. 34% of the time, criminals stroll right on in through the front door so think about installing a camera or putting up a sign displaying your protection.
- With packages being an excellent way for burglars to determine your occupancy, consider having a neighbor pick it up for you or arrange for it to be picked up at your local office.
- Have automatic lights set to go on during those peak times home burglaries arise, between the hours of 6AM and 6PM. Forward your calls from your home phone to your cell phone, to give the appearance that you are home to would be robbers calling to check your home's availability.
- Ask a trusted friend or neighbor to grab your mail and newspaper and if possible, arrange for someone to take care of your usual lawn care needs.
- Although it is fun and exciting to post your plans or your photos while away onto social media for all to see, unfortunately, it only makes it that much easier for criminals to plan their next break-in. Take lots of pictures of your fun memories and share them with everyone when you return.