We all hope that we live in a safe enough neighborhood, and that home invasion is something that will never touch our lives. However, the unfortunate truth is that it can happen to anyone. Burglars tend to strike when you are most likely away from home, usually during the day between 10 AM and 3 PM, and is a distressing experience for anyone involved. At A1 Lock and Key, we put the safety and well-being of our clients first, and that is why we’ve put together a few tips to help you avoid burglary.
Know How Burglars Choose Their VictimsA good way to start protecting yourself is to understand how the typical burglar chooses his victim. Often, a burglar will watch a victim for a while before he strikes, ensuring that there are no cameras or other security systems in place. Also, it’s worth noting that a high number of burglars simply walk through an unlocked front door! Unlocked doors and windows are usually a burglar’s best access points into the home. In some cases, other vulnerabilities and neglect will trigger a burglary, as well as signs of long absences.
Know That Burglars ReturnIt’s unknown the exact reason, but burglars often tend to return to the same houses. Possibly they believe that the homeowners have replaced the original stolen items with newer, better items. Or perhaps it is because they know the security system is weak and they’re familiar enough with the home to search it more thoroughly. Whatever the reason, if your home is burglarized once, you are not necessarily safe from another invasion.
Protect Your Home
You don’t have to install a top-of-the-line security system to protect your home against burglary; a few simple steps can greatly increase the safety of your home. Start by keeping your windows and doors locked at all times, especially if you’re not home. Enlist the help of a locksmith to install a quality deadbolt that is difficult to pick or kick in. Then, get to know your neighbors so they can alert you if someone appears to be breaking into your house. Finally, a dog with a loud bark is always a great option to deter burglars.
For more ideas on how to secure your Indianapolis area home, contact the experts at A1 Lock and Key today at (317) 775-0332 or request service online. Our team can rekey your locks, repair damaged locks and keys, or upgrade your locks to safer models, to keep your home safe.