The most common security threat to your home is burglary.
A burglary happens in the U.S. every 15 seconds according to the FBI.
Most home and apartment burglaries occur during the daytime when residents are at work or school.
Here are our tips how to make theft more difficult.
Get a monitored alarm system with an exterior siren.
Use the window stickers your alarm installer provides you. Deterrence – stopping a criminal intrusion into
your home or business before it happens – is the best way to keep you and your loved ones safe.
Always lock your doors and windows.
Keep all valuable items out of sight.
Install proper lighting around your home to keep it well lit at night.
Set timers for lights and a television so it appears that someone is home while you are traveling.
When you are out of town, do not lure burglars with stacks of newspapers and an overflowing mailbox.
Either have a trusted neighbor pick them up daily or have the post office and news carrier hold them for you.
Do not hide spare keys in obvious places such as: under doormats, in the mailbox, etc.
Install a peephole in your front door to make it possible to see who is there without having to open it.
Do not give out your alarm code to just anyone. Only a family member or trusted friend should know the code in case of an emergency.