More and more homeowners are taking a proactive approach to protecting their homes, which explains why burglaries are much less common than they were a decade or two decades ago. Even with the drop in the number of burglaries, reports indicate a burglary takes place on an average of every 20 seconds in the Untied States.
If you or anyone you know has ever been a victim of a burglary, you know how unsettling it can be. In addition with arming your home with a home security system, there are many ways to make your home less vulnerable to burglars.
Here are some preventative measures you can take to keep your home safe from predators:
- Stay in touch with what is going on within your community. Many communities offer neighborhood watch programs or online police blotters. Signing up to receive any newsletters or alerts regarding things going on in your neighborhood and surrounding areas is a great way to prepare your home in case of anything going on locally. There are also various online crime-tracking tools, which allow you to learn more about your area, including crime reports, crime mapping tools and crime alerts that you can sign up for and receive an alert in case of any happenings in your area.
- Invest in smart locks and doorbells. Many smart locks work with doorbell cams and can be integrated with home automation to further increase the security of your home. Smart locks make it possible for you to manage your home’s lock from your phone via an app. Features vary from brand to brand, but most allow you to lock and unlock your door and track who enters your home. Doorbell cams allow you to view anyone outside of your home.
- Secure your home’s perimeter be investing in motion sensor lights, outdoor home security cameras, security systems, and make sure there aren’t items in your yard that a burglar could use to break into your home.
- Hire home watch services for any time you will be away from home for an extended period of time. Having someone to check on your home periodically can be the ultimate way to deter burglars, as burglars often look for homes where it seems the residents are on vacation.
We provide general home inspection/home watch services as well as a wide variety of concierge services to ensure you have peace of mind regarding the safety and security of your home while you are away.