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6 Tips to Prevent Home Burglaries

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Did you know that most burglaries happen between 10am and 3pm?  When you are out of the house, make it harder for a burglar to break in with these simple and safe tips.

  1. Landscape strategically- A few well-placed motion-sensor lights, some thorny bushes or plants, and a couple of prune trees can do wonders for your home security!  The basic idea is to make your home more visible and make it harder for burglars to get into your house.
  2. Do not advertise your vacation- Since most burglaries take place when people are out of the house, don’t make thieves jobs any easier by telling everyone and their mothers that you’ll be away on vacation!  That goes for posting your travel plans on social media too.  Wait until you are back to post all those amazing photos and selfies in front of landmarks.  It’s also a good idea to make sure your house doesn’t look uninhabited by simply setting your lights and/or TV’s on a timer.
  3. Hide your phone lines- An electronic home alarm system is a great way to protect your household, and it can help you sleep better at night too!  Many of the standard alarm systems transmit their alerts over telephone lines.  So, if you have an alarm system, make sure your phone cables aren’t easy to spot, because they may also be easy to cut!  Talk to your alarm company or your phone provider to see if it’s possible to hide your phone lines or set up a cellular signal, which has become more popular.
  4. Secure sliding doors- Just tossing a steel rod in the door channel is an easy way to secure your sliding doors.  That will reduce the chance of someone lifting it out of the track or forcing it open.
  5. Deadbolt your doors and secure windows- Strong deadbolt locks and secure windows can discourage potential thieves just by making their jobs a little bit harder.  Make sure your external doors and windows are dead bolted and locked from the inside.
  6. Ring Doorbell- Lastly, it is more affordable than ever to set up a Ring Doorbell or other similar product and add cameras around your home and property for added safety and peace of mind.

Craig Davis is an agent for Farmers Insurance and the owner of Craig Davis Family Insurance located at 27645 Jefferson, Suite 113, in Temecula.  He may be reached at (951) 699-1776.  cdavis@farmersagent.com

Written by Craig Davis

Craig Davis is an agent for Farmers Insurance and the owner of Craig Davis Family Insurance located at 27645 Jefferson, Suite 113, in Temecula. He may be reached at (951) 699-1776. cdavis@farmersagent.com

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