Tips to Avoid Burglaries During the Summer Months
- Always lock your home and be sure you have quality door locks and deadbolts. Lock windows on the first floor, as well as higher levels, even if there is an enclosed or screened-in porch.
- Never leave valuables that can be easily carried away near or within view of an open window or door.
- When leaving for holiday, home owners should maintain a “lived in” appearance at their home. Having the mail and newspapers stopped before will create a presence that people aren’t away. It is important to also let trusted neighbours know you will be away so they can keep an eye on your home.
- Place a security bar ” between the patio sliding door and door jam. Don’t assume that the latch on the door is secure enough to ward off a thief.
Another way to prevent a home burglary is to invest in an alarm system. A home without a security system is three times more likely to be broken into than a home with one. Homeowners should make sure the control panel of their security system is away from windows, so potential burglars can’t watch to see what your security code is. Also, don’t keep your security code displayed anywhere, especially near the control panel. If you don’t have a security system installed in your home,why not contact Safenet Security today?