Burglars are trying harder than ever to gain access to homes. According to the FBI, there are almost three burglaries every minute in the United States and homeowners incur $2,416 in losses on average from a burglary. You can be proactive in preventing a burglary though. Stay one step ahead of thieves with these home security tips to protect your home from being burglarized.
Make It Look Like You are Home
Burglars prefer to strike when a house is empty. Making your home seem occupied is one of the easiest ways to ward off thieves. With smart home automation devices, like smart lighting, you can make it look like someone is home by setting schedules for your lights. Also, having a car parked in the driveway and having a television on or music playing would make it seem like someone is in the house.
Protect Your Front Door
Did you know that over 1/3 of burglars enter the home through the front door? This makes it especially important to make sure that your front door is protected. Adding a doorbell camera to your porch can help capture any activity by your door and deter burglars who do not want to be caught on camera. With a smart lock on your front door, you never have to worry if you left the door unlocked that would give burglars easy access to your home. With geo-services, you will get a notification if you get too far from home without locking your door.
Get an Alarm System
Having a security system professionally installed is the best way to safeguard your home against burglary. Fake security company stickers and signs will not fool a seasoned thief. With alarm monitoring, you can have peace of mind knowing that you have 24/7 protection. At ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm, our security systems are monitored by a licensed central monitoring station, which is UL listed, FM approved, IQ certified, TMA Five Diamond certified, and has been named Monitoring Station of the Year.
With home alarm monitoring from ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm, you can be at ease knowing your home is protected. If you are interested in installing a residential security system, contact us to schedule a free consultation.