What to Do After a Break-In

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Few experiences are more unsettling than returning home from work, the supermarket, or vacation to find that your home was broken into while you were away. While concern for possessions that may have gone missing and feelings of violation may induce stress and confusion, it is important to remain calm and follow the recommended protocol to help things along as smoothly as possible.

As soon as you detect that a break-in has occurred, you should contact the local authorities. If you believe that the perpetrator could still be on the premises, step outside and call the authorities. It is important to ensure that you feel safe. Try not to tamper with or clean up any evidence until after a law enforcement official has arrived and you have spoken with your homeowner’s insurance provider.

Once the aforementioned steps have been taken, turn your attention to the prevention of future break-ins. Check locking mechanisms for damage, and hire an experienced locksmith to reinforce your door and retrofit it with a more secure lock. Consider investing in a safe in which you can store your most valuable possessions in the future. To speak with an Orlando access control expert who specializes in the provision of residential security products and services, call Armstrong Lock & Security, Inc. at (321) 800-4982.

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