In the United States, a burglar breaks into a home every 15 seconds and steals an average of $1,725 worth of goods and property. It happened more than two million times in 2005 alone, and most if not all of those victims thought their homes were secure. Unfortunately, it’s not very hard to get into most homes, especially for seasoned thieves who are good at finding weak points such as open windows and unlocked doors. From fixing broken locks to securing your valuables inside a safe, the following tips will help improve the security of your home.
Strengthen Your Home’s Weak Points
Take a good look around the outside of your home. If you notice any glaring weak points, or points where an intruder could gain easy access to your home, chances are robbers and thieves can see them too. Keep windows closed at night and when you are away during the day. Also call a locksmith as soon as possible to repair or replace a broken lock.
Make Your Home Less Desirable for Thieves
Thieves usually go for the easiest target, so your goal should be to make your home as unattractive as possible (at least as far as criminals are concerned). Start by making sure that your home is well lit, especially around areas that permit access inside your home. If your home is monitored by an alarm company, putting a sticker up in the window or posting a sign in the front yard can also make an intruder think twice before targeting your home.
Secure Your Valuables
Even with all the precautions in the world, someone can still find a way inside your home if they really want to. To make sure that they don’t get away with anything you can’t replace, keep your valuables in a safe. You should also keep your guns in a gun safe.
For help securing your home, contact Armstrong Lock & Security, Inc. of Orlando. In addition to our locksmith services, we also offer safes, gun safes, CCTV systems, and other products aimed at increasing your security and protection. For additional information, contact us online or call us today at (407) 434-0181.