Many people think the majority of home invasions happen in the evening when the darkness of night provides cover for burglars. The fact of the matter is that most burglaries happen between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., and only take about eight to 10 minutes to happen. In fact, 34% of the thieves go in straight through the front door, while 23% go through a first-floor window.
Therefore, the first thing you can do to easily safeguard your home is to make sure you keep your doors and window locked, especially if you’re away. You may also want to consider upgrading your front door if it’s not a steel door, as well as fortifying the other windows and doors in your home.
Here are a few additional tips to help keep your home and property safe.
– Play hide-and-seek. Don’t leave your valuables out in the open where anyone can see them. This is especially true for items that are easy to grab and carry, such as cell phones, laptops, tablets, jewelry, cash, wallets or purses, and firearms.
– Don’t play hide-and-seek. Some people like to hide spare keys on their property in case they accidentally get locked out or for emergencies when a neighbor needs to enter the house for some reason. Most hiding spots are predictable, especially for people who make a living out of finding them, which just makes it that much easier for them to enter your home.
– Make some noise. Leaving a television on while you’re away can give the appearance that someone is still around. A barking dog is also a good deterrent for would-be thieves.
– Get serious. The most effective way to safeguard your home is to hire Johns Brothers to install a home security system for you. We offer a variety of packages to fit every home and any budget, including indoor and outdoor video surveillance cameras, window sensors and motion detectors, smart doorbells and door locks that can be operated remotely, and 24-hour monitoring to alert the proper authorities in the event of a break-in, or even smoke/fire/water detection.
Lock out crime and keep your loved ones safe within. Give Johns Brothers Security a call today and we’ll be happy to assess your needs and recommend the best system for your personal needs.