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Published On: Sat, Oct 24th, 2015

Five Tips For Protecting Your Home From Intruders

There are many bad things that can happen to your home, from fire to natural disasters. But one of the most heartbreaking things that can happen, and sometimes more often than a fire or natural disaster, is to have your home broken into. It’s a scary thing that often makes it hard for you to sleep again at night.

It’s one thing for your home to be broken into when you aren’t there, but it’s even more scary when it happens while you and your family are home and your lives are put at risk.

Outdoor Lighting

Security lighting outside your home is a great way to start when it comes to deterring thieves. If you have motion sensor lights on the exterior of your home when they come on they could frighten away would be robbers. They are also great when you return home at night to a very dark yard.

Home Alarm System

In case your outdoor lighting doesn’t keep someone from trying to break into your home, you want to make sure that you have a good alarm system. Even the smallest and seemingly safest towns and cities can be home to burglaries and crime. Kind of like car insurance, you want to have an alarm system to protect your home now, not invest after someone robs you blind.

Locks And Dead Bolts

Even if an alarm systems seems to be more than you need, maybe because you do live in an area where break-ins never occur, you may still want to make sure that you have a good entry lock on your door. You may also want to invest in a deadbolt for extra safety. Locks only stop honest thieves, but it can be harder to break through a deadbolt.

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If you have anything of extreme value in your home, you may want to invest in a safe for safe keeping. A fire safe is harder to break into (and protects your stuff from fire too). You wouldn’t want something small and easy to carry. Opt for a larger safe (even if your items are small) or a wall safe, so it isn’t easy to remove.

Home Insurance

Insuring your home protects more than those four walls and roof. It protects all of the items inside your home (keep track of your belongings with lists and photos and keep it in your fire safe), the stuff in your garage, and even sometimes belongings that are outside your home. Home insurance, or eve renter’s insurance, can give you peace of mind so that you know your home is protected.

If you do get broken into, make sure to get ahold of the police and your insurance company, and start a list of the items that are missing. You also may want to upgrade your security system too!

Guest Author: Lolita Di

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