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How to Protect Your Home Against Burglary

How to Protect Your Home Against Burglary

How to Protect Your Home Against Burglary

Do you want to take extra measures to protect your home against burglars?  Burglars typically take their time to study their future targets and understand their habits.  They will take notice of your schedule and when your house is vacant, which is their ideal time to strike.  Burglary is typically covered under many homeowners' insurance policies, but this requires a lengthy and taxing process to file property claims in Orlando, FL.  To avoid this, you should take the right steps to protect your home against burglary.

Lock Your Doors and Windows

Burglars will first check all the doors and windows for easy access.  If they are unlocked, you are leaving your home more susceptible to these criminals.  Be sure that you properly lock your doors and windows at night and any time you leave your home unattended.  This will provide extra security by making it more difficult for them to enter.

Install Motion-Sensing Lights

Many burglars strike at night because they can slip into your yard and home undetected.  Installing motion-sensing lights is a good way to deter them from your home.  This also gives the idea that perhaps someone inside the house turned the light on and will catch the burglar in action.

Don't Keep an Obvious Hide-a-Key

Many people keep their extra keys under the doormat or under flower pots that are located close to the doors.  Burglars know this and will likely check the obvious spots to find the key.  When they can easily find the key, they will be able to enter your home without forced entry.  Don't make it easy for them.  Hide your key in a less obvious spot that cannot be easily detected, and be sure to keep this information only for trusted individuals and family members.

Stow Valuables Away

If people can see your valuables from outside the doors or windows, they may target your home.  Take the time to keep your valuables hidden from plain sight, which will decrease the chances that people see them from outside.  Invest in a safe to keep your valuables hidden and locked away.  

Vary Your Schedule

Burglars may be studying your home to take notice of your schedule so they can detect when the home is vacant.  To throw them off, vary your schedule as best as you can.  Stagger the times you leave for work or run errands.  Also, keep lights on at night when you are away to give off the appearance that you are home.

These are some of the necessary steps to protect your home against burglary.   This will help prevent you from having to file property claims in Orlando, FL, which can require many months of lengthy discussions with adjusters, contractors, and insurance companies.  If you happen to be a target of a burglary, you will want to trust the best to advocate for you during the insurance process.  Contact us to hear how we can help you today.