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Burglary Season: Learn How To Prevent Theft
On average there are four burglaries every minute in the United States. That means a burglary occurs every 15 seconds. Summer increases the chances of theft because it is the most popular time for travel. Take into consideration the following tips to prevent home theft.
Don’t discuss your vacation plans – in public or on social media
It’s natural to be excited about future plans, but be smart about when and where you discuss them. Burglars can use social media sites to track information about your vacation in various ways. Do not post information online about your location and be sure that the social media sites you use have privacy settings that prevents location tracking.
Don’t make it easy for burglars-prepare your home
Robbers usually spend less than 60 seconds breaking into a house, so make sure you have the necessary security that could deter them from entering. Alarm systems, dead bolted doors, and outdoor lighting are all great security measures to invest in.
Even when you’re gone, make your house look lived in
This one is pretty obvious- the more your house looks lived in, the less likely robbers will want to enter. Ask neighbors to check in frequently while you’re away. Stop your mail service during your vacation so you avoid a full mailbox and have automatic lights turn on at night.