There are over 2 million recorded break-ins in the United State each year. It’s said that a burglary happens every 13 seconds. About 30 percent of those break-ins are through an unlocked door or window. And only 17 percent of homes in the United States have a security system installed. (Stats according to Safe Guard The World). With break-ins and burglaries happening so often, you would think more people would have security systems or at least some sort of preparations to prevent a thief. Our homes are one of the most important belongings we have. It’s where our lives happen, it’s where we make memories with our friends and grow with our family. We should took measures to protect our home and protect our memories. So here are a few tips on how to protect your home from a burglary.
Buy a security system! This is one probably the most sensibly and most efficient answer to give… also, probably the most obvious. Statistics show that installing a home security system increasing your chances of not getting broken into by 300 percent! It’s safe to say that having a home security system is the safest thing you could do. And there are plenty of security companies out there. I found this company called, Smith Security, that I found compelling, mainly because of their app. Their security system basically links up with everything in your home and allows you to control all of it from the app. You can control the lights, the thermostat, and even lock or unlock the doors all from the app. Also, it’s connected to your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors so if they were to go off it would send a push notification to your phone and if you didn’t respond the authorities would be alerted. If there was any emergency, if you saw someone trying to break-in, or anything, you could call the police straight from the app. You are even able to speak to a Response Representative from the app. A security system is by far the most efficient thing to do to protect your home. Although, it may not be the cheapest.
A cheaper option to protecting your home is lighting. Putting lights in your yard and around your doorways are a way to protect your home in the night. But not all lights are the same. Motion sensing lights can sometimes be too sensitive and a tree branch or cat will set them off. That’s why it’s better to go with a heat sensing light, so only a humans body temperature set it off. Also, low wattage bulbs don’t create as many shadows, which can be a potential hiding place.
While no home will ever be fully 100 percent secure, you can take steps of protecting and preventing our home from a burglary. What you prepare for today can protect you tomorrow. Crime is an ever growing epidemic in america, but you arent alone in the fight to prevent this. All you need to do is get educated.
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