How to Protect Your Home from Break-ins

Protecting your home from break-ins by implementing safeguards can significantly decrease a home invasion according to Security Product Depot.

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It is one of the most traumatic events you can go through. It is traumatic enough if you come home from vacation to find your home was broken into. To actually be home, especially if it is at night, is unimaginable.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 23, 2014

A rash of break-ins have plagued a neighborhood in Fitchburg, Ma, reported by News Telegram. "When there is a break-in into someone's home, it is very frightening," Deputy Chief Bozicas of the Fitchburg Police Department said. "It is one of the most traumatic events you can go through. It is traumatic enough if you come home from vacation to find your home was broken into. To actually be home, especially if it is at night, is unimaginable."

An increase in home invasions occurs during the summer months when families are most likely to leave doors unlocked and windows open or take a vacation, leaving a home defenseless from uninvited guest. However, the risk of break-ins can be reduced by following a few basic measures. Below are tips from Security Product Depot to help secure your home and family.

  • Install a security system. Obviously placed security cameras will deter burglaries. Place a sign outside advising passer-byes that your home is being monitored 24/7 by surveillance cameras. If your home is broken into, you're security camera system will record a frame by frame recording that can be used in a conviction.
  • Purchase high security locks. They are designed to be difficult to pick and are drill resistance compared to inexpensive locks that can be opened quietly with a credit card. In addition, use Grade 1 deadbolts on all outside doors. Most importantly, keep your doors and windows locked at all times.
  • Never post that you are going on vacation via Facebook or any other social networking website.
  • Trim back scrubs around windows so it doesn’t provide a hiding place for an intruder. Holly bushes or thorny scrubs that are planted close to windows are a good deterrent.
  • Place motion lights around your home, particularly in dark areas that can’t be seen from the street.
  • Own a dog. They are an ideal method of alerting you to an intruder.
  • If your home has sliding glass doors, place a steel bar or a two-by-four into the back track.
  • Get to know your neighbors. Strangers will likely stick out.
  • Leave a radio on a talk show when you’re not home, along with a couple of lights.

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