Vacationing? Make Your Home Burglar-Proof
If you are vacationing this holiday, make sure that your home is safe from burglary.
You don’t need to be Kevin McCallister to fend your home from thieves—in fact, we’d advise against freezing your staircase or attaching a blowtorch to your door. You can protect your home and significantly reduce the risk of your house falling victim to the hands of burglars. If you are vacationing for The Fourth of July and leaving your home, take these burglar-proof steps to ensure your home won’t be broken into.
- Start With the Front Door
If your front door looks tacky and cheap, odds are thieves will visit your door first. Cylinder lock plus a deadlock will tell thieves you’re serious about security and also makes it harder to kick down.
- Defend Your Walkway
If your walkway has a gate, make sure it doesn’t have a convenient way for thieves to step over. Make sure it’s locked, and the key is not under a not-so-disguised rock.
- Keep Your Valuables Hidden
To the passing burglar, your exposed living room is like window shopping. Use curtains and blinds to keep your home closed off from the outside. While you’re covering your windows, make sure that they’re locked as well.
- Cage the Mail Slot
It is standard practice for experienced thieves to open your mail slot and fish for your keys off the hall table. Not only will they have easy access to your house, but they’ll possibly have access to your car! By caging your mail slot, you stop all crooks from using their fishing hooks.
Risks can only approach zero, meaning there is only so much you can do to deter home burglars. A quality home insurance policy covers your home against theft, vandalism, and a number of other things. Call Remland Insurance today for additional safety information or to update your California home insurance policy – 714.532.3341