The FBI reports there is a burglary every 30 seconds in the United States. With so many in succession during the day, your home needs to be protected as best as possible. That said, certain aspects of your home or habits have put you at risk.
That is why ASAP Locksmith wants to help you reduce your risk of becoming a victim of a burglary. We’ll walk you through a handful of steps you can take to reduce your risk. That way, you can live a more secure and comfortable life. That said, these steps will not entirely prevent you from becoming a victim. Instead, they greatly reduce your risk.
Lack of Locks
Do you have a deadbolt on your home’s external doors? Deadbolts along with a doorknob lock are effective ways of preventing people from entering your home. If you don’t have a deadbolt, we recommend contacting our team to install one for you.
There are many different types of deadbolts you could have for your home. Our technicians can discuss the many options you have available. Alternatively, you could consider a high-security lock like a smart lock. These locks often have features that will reduce the risk of burglaries like cameras, built-in alarms, and tamper-proof qualities.
In summary, your external doors need locks that can withstand the force of a potential burglar. A deadbolt or smart lock are great choices for that job.
Your external doors are not the only place your home needs locks. Your windows are also a point of entry for thieves. When your windows are not locked or are poorly secured, a burglar can easily make their way inside. The number of items they grab will be limited, but they’ll get in nonetheless.
You can incorporate many features with your windows, such as sensors to activate an alarm when they are opened. You should also be adamant about making sure your windows are locked, especially after you have had them open.
Too Much Privacy
We understand you may want privacy from your neighbors. However, too much privacy makes you a target for a burglary. Why? Well, privacy for you means privacy for the burglar during the act. They are more likely to get away with the items they take when features protect their appearance. Do your best not to go overboard with privacy features so you can keep your home comfortable but protected from burglaries.
Hire a House Sitter
Are you going out of town for a business trip or vacation? Hire a house sitter to watch your home while you’re gone. When you leave town, your mail will collect over time, and the home looks less busy. This makes burglars attracted to your home.
When you hire a house sitter, they can collect your mail and keep your home looking like someone is home. These signs help reduce the risk of burglary and gives you peace of mind while away.
Keep Your Trip Details Secret
If you are leaving town for vacation or business, avoid telling everyone. You should also avoid posting it on social media since burglars will use the platforms to find potential victims. Instead, hold off posting vacation details until after your back home. Only tell those close to you about your plans.
Reduce the Chances of a Burglary
ASAP Locksmith is dedicated to helping you reduces the chances of becoming a victim. If you need help with your external door or window locks, give us a call today. We’ll be able to help you make your home safer and more secure. Give us a call at (832) 558-5738, or visit our contact us page to fill out the form. We want to be the residential locksmiths that help you feel comfortable in your own home!