When the robber entered her home, the 13-year-old grabbed a butcher knife to defend her and her siblings, causing the robber to flee without causing any harm.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 23, 2012
No one thinks that they will be the victim of a home robbery. However, home robberies are more common than one might think—according to crime reports by the FBI, over 6,000 home robberies occur a day! If it were to happen to you, is your home prepared?
In Houston this week, one Texas home was. A local girl became a hero for her family when she scared a robber away from the family home. When the robber entered her home, the 13-year-old grabbed a butcher knife to defend her and her siblings, causing the robber to flee without causing any harm. While the Texas home insurance experts at Noltensmeyer Insurance Services, LLC admit this is an inspiring story of heroism, they believe there are a number of ways to protect homes from burglary and avoid such dangerous circumstances.
Here are some ways to protect your home from burglary:
- Install exterior lights to keep areas like doors and windows well-lit in the evening. Better yet, be sure they will always go on at the right time with motion sensors.
- Don’t draw attention to fancy new purchases by leaving the boxes on the curb—this is tempting to robbers.
- Install a deadbolt lock—reinforcing entry way doors will prevent easy break-ins.
- Going to be away for a while? Put a hold on mail to keep it from piling up and letting potential robbers know there’s no one at home.
- Invest in an alarm system.
According to the FBI, a home burglary occurs in the United States every 15.4 seconds with 88% of them being residential in nature. With such alarming statistics, your friendly agents at Noltensmeyer Insurance want Texas residents to take precautions beyond their home insurance in Houston.
The most important thing to realize is that home burglaries are preventable with some precautionary measures. Noltensmeyer Insurance is prepared to provide home insurance solutions to all Texas residents and reminds them that some of these preventative measures can help them qualify for discounts on their premiums! To learn about our different home insurance options contact one of the friendly agents at Noltensmeyer Insurance Services, LLC at (888)-289-0721 today!
About Noltensmeyer Insurance Services, LLC:
Located in the heart of Houston, Noltensmeyer Insurance Services, LLC is proud to serve the entire state of Texas. The agency continually offers quality coverage and superior customer service while offering low rates due to its Nationwide carrier. The 20 agents that comprise Noltensmeyer Insurance Services, LLC write auto, home, commercial and health insurance policies. The agency’s staff is divided into teams to help assist its clients who have specific insurance needs.