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Tips To Prevent Home Theft


1. Sign up:  While home security systems are great tools for preventing burglaries, they can be quite expensive. For a more affordable alternative, we recommend a little trickery: putting a home security sign in your yard without actually obtaining the service. It's an approach we use ourselves. The sign convinces would-be burglars that your home is in fact protected by a security system, which makes them less inclined to target your property.Call Airtronics for a Free Quote.  

2. Beware of the garage: Garages are a common entry point for burglars. Open garage doors serve to advertise your belongings to passers-by, which increases the likelihood of theft. So homeowners should make sure their garage door remains closed any time they aren't present. Take away the attractive appeal to what someone might want to steal.

3. Be a neighbor: Neighbors can play a key role in preventing home thefts. Homeowners on friendly terms with their neighbors are less likely to be victimized by other members of their community. At the same time, closely knit neighbors are more likely to call the police if they see someone suspicious lurking around your property.  If they see something unusual going on, they will check it out or call the police. So don't be a hermit: Get out and interact with your neighbors.

4. Keep valuables outside the bedroom: A burglar on the hunt for valuables in a home will make the master bedroom his first stop, because that's where the cash and jewelry are most commonly stored. If you do keep such valuables on your property, find another room to store them in.

5. No landscaping: Burglars prefer to target homes that have hiding spots and escape routes in the yards, and abundant bushes and trees make for great cover. As a result, yards with less shrubbery and more open spaces aren't particularly appealing targets.

6. Install motion sensors: Light is a great deterrent for nighttime break-ins. We recommend homeowners install motion sensors on outdoor lights that turn on automatically if someone triggers them.

7. Radio running: Noise helps prevent burglaries as well. We leave the radio on all day so that would-be burglars think that someone is at home. Your home is more likely to be burglarized during the day because they think that nobody is home.

8. Keep an inventory: Homeowners should be sure to remember the basics of home-theft prevention: keeping windows and doors locked at all times. For homeowners looking to go a step further, we suggest contacting the local police department and having an officer stop by the house for a safety checkup. If you call them and ask them to do an inventory of your home to help harden it, they come out free of charge and give you advice on how to improve your home.