Five Ways To Keep Your Home And Personal Possessions Safe
July 25th, 2019
(blog.city) is a very safe community, but that doesn’t mean that residents aren’t vulnerable to crime. One of the most common criminal activities in (blog.city) is theft. Criminals break into homes, steal cars, and take our most valuable possessions. Most of the time, these items are never recovered. So the best thing we can do is try to prevent being a target of crime. Here are five things any homeowner can do to help protect their home and possessions from theft.
1. Always Stay Alert
The first thing every homeowner needs to be aware that even in the safest neighborhood, crime can happen. Stay vigilant and keep on the lookout for suspicious activity or behavior. If something seems off or is making you feel uncomfortable, trust your instincts. It’s better to act preventatively, then have the worst happen.
2. Work With Your (blog.city) Neighborhood Watch
One of the great things about (blog.city), is that we are a strong community. Most of our residential neighborhoods have an established neighborhood watch where neighbors work together to keep everyone safe. Reach out to your local neighborhood watch and see how you can help support their efforts. Many can also help you understand the unique risks to your neighborhood, so you can begin taking preventative measures. If you don’t have a neighborhood watch, reach out to local law enforcement to see how you can start one.
3. Protect Your Home’s Entryways
Criminals enter our homes through doors and windows. So when keeping your home safe, make sure to start by securing any of these entries. Remember to always lock your doors, even if you are just running out for a few minutes. Never leave your windows open when you aren’t home. Also make sure to lock windows as well. On sliding doors, placing a piece of lumber in the frame is an easy trick to keeping them secure.
4. Get A Car Alarm
Often times cars are stolen right from people’s driveways. The worst part is that both you and your neighbors may not notice when a car is being stolen because we’re used to cars coming and going. This is where a car alarm can help. A car alarm will trigger when thieves try to steal your vehicle and can alert both you and your neighbors that something is amiss. If your car doesn’t already have an alarm system, considering getting an aftermarket system installed. They are surprisingly affordable and definitely cost less than the loss of your vehicle.
5. Install A Home Security System:
Finally, the truly best way to keep your home and all your items safe is to install a security system. A security system with surveillance cameras and alarms, act as a really effective deterrent to robberies. Criminals do not want to get caught so if they see you have cameras, they’ll skip over your house. If they do try to break in and an alarm sounds, they’ll flee.
At Sound Protection, we’ve been helping residents all over (blog.city) secure their homes and possessions. Our security professionals, don’t just install home security systems. We also assess your home’s risks and make recommendations to keep your possessions safe. Give us a call for a free estimate and we’ll help you protect your home.