You should always take precautions when it comes to providing for the safety of your home. This is due to the fact that a home is always a potential target for would be burglars and home invasions. However with just a few precautions, burglary can be one of the most preventable crimes. If you’re wondering about how to protect your home, here are a few tips to consider:

  1. When Away from Home, Don’t Make It Obvious – Burglars tend to look for signs that a home is unoccupied before attempted a break-in. They’ll often look for consistency in lighting (such as lights being constantly on or off) so putting your lights on various timers can help to create the illusion that someone is home. Have your car parked in the garage so that burglars won’t attempt to steal it or take it’s parked status as a sign that no one is home. If you plan on being gone for more than a day or two, have your mail forwarded or picked up by a friend or neighbor. You might also have them stay in the house, while they’re gone as well so that someone is always occupying the premises.  
  2. Make your Home a Difficult Target – Always make sure that your doors and windows are locked and place a rod in the track of sliding glass doors for extra security. Strengthen deadbolts by installing a grade 1 deadbolt, four-screw strike plate box and a lockset strike plate box (you can also hire a professional to upgrade these things for you if skill or time is a concern).
  3. Install a Security System – A home security system is one of the best defenses against possible intruders. Security systems are cost effective solutions that provide the greatest level of protection to your home.

To learn more about home protection or how a security system can protect your home, contact our offices in Joplin, MO. We look forward to hearing from you.