Research has found that for the past few years home theft claims have been on the rise, mostly during winter months. Winter darkness helps burglars hide and also helps burglars’ spot empty houses without lights on. Leaving your door unlocked as you run errands around your neighborhood, leaving the window open or forgetting to set on the burglar alarm are some things that are contributing to the increased burglar claims. You will be surprised to find that most of the burglars are released from jail after posting the bail bond and could most likely come back to steal from you.
Here are a few things you should consider to burglar-proof your home:
Get a light timer
Although leaving a light on when you are away is a safe way to make it appear as if there is someone in your home, it can easily upsurge your electricity bills. Also, you run the risks of the bulb blowing up and a home full of darkness is a playing field for burglars. A light timer will turn on the plugin-in lamps when you are away.
Install security lights
While security lights may be annoying when foxes or stray pets set them off, outdoor security sensor lights are important if you own a larger house with multiple access points. They will help protect your home from human intruders.
Keep off social media when you are away from home
Telling the entire world that you are away from home is one of the fastest ways of attracting burglars. They already know you are away from home and can easily gain access to your home.
Keeping your valuables out of display, recording sounds of dogs barking, and not keeping your ladder in the yard are some of the best ways to burglar-proof your home. The above methods can help you keep burglars who are out on bail bonds from entering your home.