How to Prevent Burglars From Choosing Your Home

We hear about people experiencing break-ins all the time. When a burglar decides to break into a home, there’s a chance they will find a way to do it. While having a security system in place has been known to deter burglars from homes, that’s not always the case.  It is a lot easier to discourage burglars than it is to stop them after they’ve targeted your home. 

Here are a few preventative measures you can take to ensure your home won’t be targeted. 

  1. Lighting 

Lighting is key. When intruders are looking for their target home, they usually gravitate more towards properties that are not brightly lit. Having a dimly lit yard or poor lighting makes it hard for passersby or your neighbors to see what might be going on. Ensuring that you have bright lighting around your home will deter intruders from targeting your home. 

  1. Hide Your Boxes/Valuables

Whether you just bought a new TV or something else of high value, be careful where you dispose of its packaging. A lot of people don’t think about unboxing a new TV and what might happen if they put the box in front of their home to get rid of. This is giving intruders a direct link to what they can find inside your home. Be wary of what you showcase, whether it’s inside your home, visible through your windows, or packaging on the curb in front of your home. 

  1. Secure Points of Entry 

The most common way for a burglar to enter your home is through your windows. With this in mind, you should focus on securing all points of entry of your home. Always make sure you are keeping your windows firmly latched and your doors locked at night. Burglars have an eye for being able to tell when locks are cheap, or if the windows of your home are easily accessible.

  1. Home Security System

If you don’t already have a security system installed, you should consider getting one. Home security systems not only act as a deterrent to intruders, but they also alert the authorities in the case that an incident does occur. Taking preventative measures when it comes to home security is crucial. The safety of your home and family are not worth putting off. Take a look at our Security Solutions to find the best for you. Need help or have any additional questions? Contact us

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How To Protect Your Home From A Burglary

Did you know burglaries peak during the holiday season?

This time of year, it’s more important than ever to stay vigilant of your home and your valuables. Here are some of the top ways you can protect your home from burglary:

  1. Don’t showcase your wealth too much.

Burglars often look through windows to get a feel for how many valuable things a homeowner or family may possess. Try to keep what’s inside your houses like televisions, toys, or other electronics private by utilizing curtains or window shades.

  1. Keep valuable items like jewelry, personal information, liquor, cash, prescription drugs, and expensive electronics in concealed or lockable places.

These are some of the most highly coveted items in a house break-in. Make sure to keep ultra-valuable things like jewelry and identification paperwork stored away in safes, and keep other valuable items like electronics, liquor, and cash in low-profile places.

  1. Don’t advertise when you’re leaving town to anyone except for those who are close to you.

Burglars often use social media to determine when a family may be out of town. To ensure outsiders have no clue when your house will be unattended, make sure not to advertise this information online.

  1. Know the signs.

Want to know if you’re being targeted? Keep an eye on your home’s surroundings. If something seems out of the ordinary or out of place, take note; burglars may be moving items in your front or backyard to use as a signal to indicate whether or not someone is home.

  1. Take preventative measures.

It may be in your best interest to invest in a home security system. Surveillance cameras for the outdoors and indoors can give you visibility and access to your home when you’re off-site. Owning a pet dog may also ward off any potential invaders!

Keep your home safe and enjoy the holidays this season by following these tips!

About American Security

At American Security, we believe in keeping you, your property, and your family safe at every level. We are proud to be the New York area’s top choice for multi-tiered security since 1979. 

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