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Protecting Your Home from Burglars

August 3, 2014 • Parents spot

One of the most upsetting things in life occurs when someone decides to invade your space and take your property. Burglary is a very real threat worldwide. No one is immune to it. There are some simple things that you can do to protect yourself from burglars. Follow these tips and you will increase your chances of having a safer home.

  1. Use Social Media Wisely

Many of us have a bad habit of posting statuses or pictures of us going on vacation on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Doing this, however, puts us at great risk. A burglar can see our statuses or vacation pictures and know that we won’t be at home for an extended period of time. This provides the perfect opportunity for him or her to take your property. So, it is best for you to post your vacation pictures after you have gotten home. Your friends can wait to share in your adventure when you return.

2. Install a Security System

Regardless of where you live, installing a security system is a good idea. Many of the latest security systems are able to contact the police directly if there is an issue at your home. The quicker they respond is the quicker the culprit can be caught. So, it is a worthwhile investment.

3. Double Check All Points of Entry

Make it a habit to double check every point of entry into your home before you go to sleep and before you leave. Check all the windows and doors from the basement to the master bedroom. Try to wake up early enough so that you will have enough time to do this before going to work. It is important for your safety and to protect your property.

4. Get a Dog

This tip never grows old. When a burglar sees a ferocious dog in your yard, he’ll think twice about setting foot on your property. Investing in guard dogs is definitely a good way to protect your property.

5. Never Leave Your Key Outside

Some people leave a spare key for their home hidden outside. This is a bad idea. If you are expecting someone to come to your home while you are away, you should be able to trust that person enough to give him or her the spare key. If you can’t, then he or she will just have to wait for you to get home. Also, try not to lose your key so that you don’t have to depend on a spare.

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