My friend’s home was broken into recently. He and his family were not there at the time. As with the earlier burglary I told you about earlier this year (also when the family was not around), this makes me think again of how to better protect your home, particularly while you’re gone.
- Automatic timer or motion sensors on lights can help make it look like your home is occupied, even when you’re not at home.
- Key-hiding systems aren’t worth the risk. Burglars usually know where to look.
- Make sure all door hinges are on the inside.
- Make it difficult to break in. Security systems are always a good idea, and try to avoid planting trees or bushes near windows.
Anything that makes a burglar think twice about trying to break in is a good thing. Don’t make it easy on ‘em!
I hope you and your family are having a great summer!