3 Tips for Preventing a Home Burglary

No matter how secure your insurance policy is, a home burglary is something we all hope we never have to go through. Even the idea of strangers rummaging through priceless possessions is enough to send a shiver down the spine. Here are a few tips you can use to prevent a break-in.

Hide your trash

Especially after birthdays or the holidays, don’t leave your expensive boxes, bags or even receipts out in plain sight. That’s basically an advertisement for would-be opportunists to pinpoint your home as a place with items of value. Keep your trash in a secure place until pickup day.

Get steel exterior doors

While wooden doors are much more charming, steel doors are much harder to kick in, especially if the owner isn’t in. Add deadbolts, too, for extra security. The perfect investment for peace of mind.

Don’t post on social media when on vacation

Sometimes we forget that our social media isn’t just visible to our friends or family. Some burglars are trained to scour the web for homeowners on trips who may have just left all their stuff completely unguarded. Set your profile to private or limit the amount you post. You never know who could be watching.

Even with all the precautions, you can’t always stop the worst from happening. Make sure your contents insurance policy is up to date and covers a break-in. If you’re not sure, call or email us. We are always here to help.