Most of us spend most of our time inside the 4 walls of our homes and apartments, especially in the past 2 years because of the global pandemic. Your home is your safe haven, and this is why you should do your best to keep it safe from any break-in.
Because we live in the age of social media, we tend to broadcast our whereabouts to thousand if not millions of people daily, and burglars are becoming more intelligent. They are now using social media as their aids. So, without further ado, let’s get into this blog and some of the ways to keep your home safer from burglars and break-ins.
1. Keep your valuables in a safe place
If you have a migrant or grew up in a household of color, then you have most likely got the lecture not to put anything of value in plain sight. Keep your laptop, phone, and other valuables always from a window that gives people a clear view of your home. This makes your home more attractive to burglars because you are giving them everything on a platter.
According to one study, over 50% of people don’t live their values in a safe space. This is why it might be interesting to think about investing in a safe where you can keep your gadgets and valuable safe. Sock draws are a lousy idea because let’s be honest, the burglar will check in there, and it is one of their most popular targets.
One quick tip, it is important for you to keep your laptop or other valuable items out of the open. Don’t keep any big-ticket items like cash, phones, jewelry, and other expensive trinkets in front of an open window because you are inviting people to snatch them away.
2. Lock your doors and windows
This is the easiest and simplest thing that you can do, but it is something that some people tend to forget. Over time, we get too comfortable with our surroundings, and we tend to forget to lock our doors and window, and these slips of mind might create future break-ins.
Burglars usually break-in during the day, and they look for easy targets, and if your windows or doors are unlocked, then you are making yourself into an easy target. Even when you are at home, it is a good practice for you to lock your doors and window because you are keeping yourself safe.
It is also important to remember most break-in occurs between the time of 10.00 to 15.00, and this is in broad daylight. Almost 30% of burglars enter home thanks to unlocked doors and windows, and this is why you need to close them whenever you are home or leave home.
Whenever you leave your home, double check your doors and windows to make sure that your house is fully locked. You can also get some devices like a security system to ensure that your place is safe at all times.
3. Lock your garage
Most people don’t usually forget to lock their door and window, but they often forget to lock their garage, and this is often a way for people to let themselves into your home. An unlocked garage can give a burglar easy access to your home, and this makes their job easier.
After you’ve locked all your doors and windows, make sure that you’ve locked your garage door too. Keep the interior door locked at all times, and if someone ever gets into your garage, they won’t be able to get further access to your home.
Sound off in the comments section below and tell us what your tip is to keep your home safe from burglars.