It doesn’t matter how much we bolt up our home and property, it seems thieves will always come up with a way to successfully break in and steal.
Nevertheless, it really comes down to taking smart safety precautions in order to prevent these break-ins from happening.
There is one simple precaution that will really make a huge difference in keeping your home free from burglary and home invasion.
Texas Realtor, Mariana Harrison, moved into her first apartment. Her Dad then made a visit and brought his screwdriver. And some advice for his daughter. Mariana was so blown away by her father’s amazing, yet simple tip, that she wanted to share it with as many as possible.
Here’s what she wrote on Facebook:
“My dad gave me this advice a long time ago when I moved into my first apartment. He even came out and changed the screws for me as soon as I moved in. Someone else recently posted about it and I thought I would share! A good home security tip that you may have never thought about…. Most contractors install the plates with the supplied screws which are only a half inch long and come out with one kick by a burglar. He installed 4 inch screws in their place that go through the door frame and into the framing of the house. They can kick for a long time before they get tired! You can see in the picture the screw in his hand is the screw supplied with the door hardware. Making a burglar make a bunch of noise and be foiled in their initial plan can not only give you time to arm yourself but they will most likely move on to an easier target.”
While it may seem simple, her points are very valid. Time is of the essence and if more time is required to break in, not to mention more noise, then the chances of the burglary being foiled is much greater. And it could be a life-saver!
Here’s some more security tips:
Lock, Lock, Lock!
One latch that you forget to lock can make all the difference in the world. Make it a habit to double and triple check that your locks are all secured.
Light is a huge deterrent to thieves. They prefer a dark environment and like to stay away from any light. Keep lamps or lights on during the night and install motion sensors throughout the property of your home. You can also use light timers which will illuminate the dark places in the home and outdoor areas.
Hide The Loot
If you have a window, you have a peephole into your home and potential valuables. Keep those things out of sight! Draw your shades, close blinds, and do not allow visual access into your home. This is especially the case if you are out of town.
Sport The Sign
A sign saying that your home is protected by a security system is a huge deterrent for burglars who are casing a neighborhood in search for a score. Your home will be crossed off the list if you have displays showing that you are protected.
Here we have the Houston Police Department giving more tips for protecting your property:
While misfortune happen in life, there are ways to prevent bad things from happening. Taking proper safety measures are one of those prevention methods. Share these must-know tips to all of your friends and family!