Ways to prevent home theft

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  • Sign up: While home security systems are great tools for preventing burglaries, they can be quite expensive. For a more affordable alternative, putt a home security sign in your yard without actually obtaining the service. The sign convinces would-be burglars that your home is in fact protected by a security system, which makes them less inclined to target your property. “Just think from a burglar’s point of view: “I going to break into the building or the home that has a security system?”
  • Beware of the garage: Garages are a common entry point for burglar. Open garage doors serve to advertise your belongings to passersby, which increases the likelihood of theft. So, homeowners should make sure their garage door remains closed anytime they aren’t present.
  • Be a neighbor: Neighbors can play a key role in preventing home thefts. Homeowners on friendly terms with their neighbors are less likely to be victimized by other members of their community. At the same time, closely knit neighbors are more likely to call the police if they see someone suspicious poking around your property. So don’t be a hermit: Get out and interact with your neighbors.
  • Keep valuables outside the bedroom: A burglar on the hunt for valuables in a home will make the master bedroom their first stop—since that’s where the cash and jewelry are most commonly stored. So if you do keep such valuables on your property, find another room to store them. I don’t keep anything in bedroom.
  • No land escaping: The burglars prefer to target homes that have hiding spots and escape routes in the yards, and abundant bushes and trees make for great cover. As a result, yards with less shrubbery and more open spaces aren’t particularly appealing targets. “If the home is open and relatively exposed, a burglar will think, ‘I’m going to go in, and if something goes wrong, how I am going to get out of here?”
  • Install motion sensors: Light is a great deterrent for nighttime break-ins. The must homeowners install motion sensors on outdoor lights that turn on automatically if someone triggers them.
  • Free police inventory: Homeowners should be sure to remember the basics of home-theft prevention: keeping windows and doors locked at all times. For homeowners looking to go a step further must contacting the local police department.