Burglaries are one of the most common crimes committed in America, with a burglary estimated to occur roughly every 20 seconds. While the thought of a burglary occurring and causing damage to your property, belongings, or even your loved ones can be scary, there are plenty of precautions you can take to keep your home safe and secure.
Here are a few tips that will help keep your home safe so you won’t need relocation assistance.
Install a Ring Doorbell
Ring doorbells are smart doorbells that include cameras and provide 24/7 surveillance for the exterior of your home. This can allow you to know who is at your door without opening it, and can also allow you to keep an eye on your property or investigate suspicious activity or noises without putting yourself in danger.
Additionally, installing security cameras in your yard or even inside your home that can be connected to your Ring app can allow you to keep an eye on your entire property with ease, so you can rest assured that your home is safe.
Speak With Neighbors
Developing a relationship with your neighbors will help you hear about incidents that occur in or around the neighborhood such as break-ins, and will also allow you to rest easy knowing that someone else is looking out for you and your property. Plus, in the event of a potential break-in or other emergency, your neighbors can help you contact the police or provide additional support. Finally, neighbors can keep an eye on your home even while you are away, so you can trust that nothing will happen to your house even while you are out of town.
Protect Your Valuables
No matter how safe your neighborhood might appear, be sure to keep all valuables such as your children’s toys, bikes, lawnmowers, and more safe and secure inside your garage or shed. Advertising valuables by leaving them on display in your yard might provide potential thieves with an incentive to target your home. Even smaller items such as tools or outdoor decorations that you don’t perceive as especially valuable could give burglars a reason to target your home, so be sure to take extra precautions when deciding to leave anything outside of your home or on display.