Are you making your home an easy target for burglars? There are aspects of your home that burglars can leverage to steal from you. Risk of burglary can be decreased by making a few adjustments to your home that take away opportunities for robbers to break in. We will show you how to burglar-proof your home with these tips:

1. Landscaping

Keep your shrubbery neatly trimmed or reduce the amount of shrubbery you have around your home. Hedges and other brush create hiding spots for thieves. Without these hiding places, a burglar would be exposed and more likely to be seen.

2. Item Storage

Having expensive items outside, such as your bike or grill can attract robbers. It will be easy for someone to take the item because they won’t even have to enter your house. Store these items out of sight, either in the garage or a storage shed. Having items stored out of sight makes stealing from your home challenging and inconvenient.

3. Motion Sensor Lighting

With motion sensor lights at the entrances to your home, intruders will be completely exposed in the light. Also, equip the perimeter of your home with motion sensor lights to perturb burglars. They will feel uncomfortable sitting in the direct light and be encouraged to abandon their robbery attempt.

4. No Keys Outside

Many of us do this; we put a spare key, in case of emergency, under our mat or hidden somewhere nearby. The problem with that is burglars know it’s common for people to keep a spare key on the perimeter of their home. By putting a spare key outside, you are allowing a robber to gain access to your home. Put your key in a lock box if you need to have a spare outside your home.\

5. Home Security System

It’s a good idea to do some research and find a home security system that suits your needs. Most systems alert you when burglars are breaking into your home and notify police at the same time. Displaying that you have an alarm system will make robbers think twice about entering your home. And, the sound of a loud alarm going off if robbers attempt to break in will help scare them off.

ABC Insurance Agencies offers Homeowners Insurance that protects your property in the event of a robbery. Contact Us today and view your homeowner insurance options

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