Remember what we were taught as children? It also applies in adulthood. Never open your door to anyone you don’t know. That is why it is always a good idea to install a peephole so you can quickly identify who’s at the door without putting yourself at risk.
It is not a good idea to hide keys outside.
You may see this practice on TV or read it from self-help websites but guess what? Burglars might not have too much trouble finding where you hid the keys. So never hide them outside. It’s like inviting criminals to break in. What you should do instead is to give a set of keys to someone you trust nearby, a friend or a family.
Consider installing motion-sensor lights.
Motion-sensor lights make it easier for you to see your surroundings at night. Also, it is considered a deterrent to any potential burglars who want to lurk in the shadows.
Keep your vacation plans to yourself.
Don’t let the whole world know that you’ll be spending time away from home by posting it on social media. Bear in mind that it is best not to post any updates during your vacation because if you do it is just like sending out invites to someone to break into your home.
Install pin locks on your windows.
Although windows come with a lock, they are usually easy to open for a professional criminal. So consider installing pin locks to prevent burglars from entering through your windows.
Cut overgrown hedges and branches.
Your garden is a perfect spot for hiding at night. Keep it well-groomed to discourage burglars from going into your yard.
Installing safety features to your home will not only protect you, but you may also qualify for additional homeowners insurance discounts. Here at Insurance Strategies - The Cooksey Agency, we want you to have a proper insurance coverage at the lowest possible price. Feel free to talk to us. Call us at (757) 819-6896 or you can visit us at our office and request for a quote today!