There are 2 ways a burglar can enter your home. These are your doors and windows. Make sure your doors and windows are sound and damage free. Look for cracks especially where the hinges and knobs are placed. Make sure all screws are complete and the hinges and locks are in good condition. When you are inside your home, it is a good idea to put door stoppers. This makes it even more difficult to push the doors open.
2. Make sure it is well illuminated
It greatly helps if your home is well lit. Avoid leaving dark corners people may hide in. This is especially true for the areas where the doors and windows are located. Make it easy to see if there is someone at the door. Always make sure all lights are working properly. If you will be away, leave lights open at home or install automatic light switches to open the lights at night.
3. Secure your belongings
Valuables should be kept in secure places. Cabinets with locks, safety vaults, and hidden storages are good ideas. Avoid leaving valuables lying around the house. Expensive decorations, appliances, or gadgets should not be visible from the outside. Walk around your home and look into the windows. If your expensive painting or large screen tv is easily seen, it can attract unwanted attention.
4. Install a home security system
Take full advantage of the latest technological advances. Watch your home while you are away. Control the different aspects of your home from lighting to heating. Instantly alert the authorities for any emergencies. Have peace of mind even if you are not physically inside your home.
5. Be mindful of your keys
Many people leave their spare key near the front door in cases they forget their main key. It may be convenient for you, but it is also convenient for a burglar. Under a pot, a rock, floor mats, on the door ledge, these are the usual places they will check as well. Be creative on where you hide your key. If you lose any of your keys, change your locks immediately.
Of course, following all the steps above will still not eliminate your risk. The only way you can fully protect yourself is to combine these steps with getting the right home insurance policy. For cases that there is theft, you know you have somewhere to run to.
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