Strategies for Lowering Your Risk of Being Burglarized
It’s a sad reality that many felons will never be able to find a home because landlords and homeowners worry about the risk of being burglarized. As we all know, it is unfortunate that living in an unsafe neighborhood can be detrimental to your health and well-being. If you’re looking for ways to protect yourself from burglars, then this blog post is for you!
In this article, I’ll share with you strategies for lowering your risk of being burglarized and information on how to improve the security of your home if it has already been broken into.
-Know your neighbors. Many burglaries are crimes of opportunity, meaning that the criminals are only in your home because they saw an easy way to get inside. -Ensure that all doors and windows have deadbolts with at least a one-inch throw into the frame when locked. Ensure you replace any broken locks on exterior doors, as this is a sign that the home isn’t secure. -Install window locks on all ground-floor windows. A quick Google search will give you step-by-step instructions for installing these types of locks.
-Get an alarm system if you don’t already have one. It is the most effective way to protect yourself against burglars, but it can be pricey at $50-$100 per month. -Install motion-activated floodlights outside of your home. These lights will turn on when someone walks in front of them, making it more difficult for criminals to surprise you or sneak into your backyard undetected after dark. -Keep all valuables out of sight from ground-level windows and doors by storing them away in cupboards, closets, drawers with locks, etc.
-Burglars are less likely to target a home if it looks like someone is always inside. To make your home look occupied, you can install timers on lamps and radios in every room. -Watch out for any suspicious persons or activity in your neighborhood by looking out the window often when you get up in the morning, before/after work, etc. You should also call 911 immediately if something seems off about one of your neighbors’ homes (e.g., broken windows) because this could be an indicator that they’ve already been burglarized! As I mentioned earlier, crime prevention begins with knowing who lives around you, so please don’t hesitate to ask them whether they know anything about what’s going on in your neighborhood.
-If you have a safe in the home, then make sure it’s bolted to the floor or wall so that burglars can’t carry it away with all of your valuables inside! If there are any other expensive items in your home (e.g., flat-screen TVs), I would strongly recommend storing them in this safe when they aren’t being used. -Last but not least, keep receipts/serial numbers for every electronic device and document stored within your house because these could be helpful if one ever gets stolen by police who recover the item during an arrest involving illegal activity elsewhere across town.
These are just a few tips that I hope might help you feel better about protecting yourself from burglaries! If this article was helpful, please share it with others who you think may benefit. visit our website for the list of employers that hire felons.