No one should feel unsafe in their home, and fortunately, you don’t have to. Taking these steps can prevent burglaries and provide peace of mind.
1. Install Motion Sensors
Floodlights connected to motion sensors can scare away would-be thieves. Many of them won’t risk getting caught if they believe someone might see them.
2. Lock Doors and Windows
Make sure all entryways are secured. Locked windows and doors deter many thieves who wouldn’t risk intrusion by breaking and entering.
For sliding doors, use a dowel to prevent them from being opened from the outside.
3. Simulate Activity When You’re Away
Put your interior lights on a timer to give the impression that someone is home even when you’re not.
Better yet, get smart lighting that you can control on schedule or on demand.
If you go on vacation, have a neighbor collect your mail and/or newspaper, and avoid posting your travel plans on social media.