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15 Ways to Protect Your Home and Family from Burglary

Children Playing Outside With Garage Door OpenDo crime rates decrease during the summertime?  Most people would assume that crime rates would decrease during the summer since families are more active, plan vacations, and aren’t always at home.  You might be surprised but crime rates actually tend to increase as the temperature outside goes up.  There is some speculation that crime sprees are more likely to occur during the summer time because there are more older children who are out of school and left unattended.  Crimes start increasing as the summer drags on and teens or young adults get bored and don’t have anything to do.  Often times groups of teens or young adults get caught up in the wrong crowd and take advantage of opportunities that are in front of them.  It is also the time of year when families often let their guard down and don’t protect their home the way they should.

Disclosure:  This post is for informational purposes only.  Any opinions reflected in this post are my own and may differ from your opinions.

Is Your Home Easy Target For Thieves

It is easy to determine if your home could be a potential easy target for thieves.  As you are inspecting your home and find deficiencies it is important that you take the necessary precautions to make your home more secure, including adding a security system and/or security cameras on you home.  During the summer time you are more likely to spend more time outside and you are more likely to leave your garage door open for extended periods of time, especially, if you are doing yard work or having children that enjoy playing outside.  An open garage is inviting to thieves and makes your home an easy target.  An open garage can lead to theft of items that are in your garage and even possibly allowing thieves entry into your home with very little effort.  You would be surprised at how much a thief can take off with in only a few minutes.

What Can I Do To Protect My Family from Being Victimized?

Common sense goes a long way when it comes to protecting your family from becoming victimized by vandals or thieves.  Having good and secure lock system is very important, adding a reliable security camera can help keep your home safe and secure.  In fact, most insurance companies will even offer you discounts on your homeowners insurance for protecting your home.  However, for a security system or cameras to work, you have to actually turn them on and use them.

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15 responses to “15 Ways to Protect Your Home and Family from Burglary”

  1. Kristl Story Avatar

    Worn numbers on keypads and storing ladders outside…guilty! Thanks for the friendly reminder that I need to tend to these issues!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Your welcome Kristi, glad that my post reminded you to take care of these important tasks.

  2. Carla J Gardiner Avatar

    These are great safety tips for year round protection of our families and home.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Yes, Carla these tips can be use year round to protect your home and family.

  3. Courtney~Mommy LaDy Club Avatar

    I always have my alarm set even when I’m home. I also pull into the garage with groceries, close the door, and unload to the house from within. I had a bit of a scare with being home alone, and having to be ready with a gun with a possible intruder a few months back, so I’m extremely cautious about security.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Wow Courtney that is scary. I remember my grandmother being inside of her house with the alarm set while someone was outside her home peeping in on her. She said that she crawled to the back bedroom and called the police.

  4. Dominique Goh Avatar

    great tips on protecting the house. One cannot be too lax in this.

    1. Christy Avatar

      I agree thank you for reading my tips.

  5. Christina Avatar

    Living is a small town when crime is almost non existent, we are so bad about locking windows and doors. This is a great reminder of the little things we should be doing!

    1. Christy Avatar

      Small towns are fairly close knit and people watch after each other more often. However, it is possible for someone who doesn’t live in the area to come invade your town. Never can be too careful.

  6. Pat Moon Avatar

    Our house was burglarized once. It makes one feel so violated. Now we have a monitored security system plus cameras. Great tips.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Pat my parents house was burglarized when I was a child. My room was the only room that they didn’t touch and they even stole my brother’s pillow case for all their loot. It was an eerie feeling as a child to be in the house for a few days after it happened. After that my parents purchased an alarm system and have had one every sense.

  7. Lichfield locksmiths Avatar

    Great run down – I’m glad you mentioned dead bolts as many forget to have these installed. We also suggested that customers keep keys out of site and don’t have any keyrings which can give away their address.

    1. Christy Avatar

      Great tip, thank you for sharing.

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