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5 Mistakes That Will Bring Burglars to Your Home

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Did you know that every 26 seconds a home is burglarized? Burglars are opportunistic and will take advantage of things we do without thinking. By taking a few simple steps to burglar-proof your home, you may reduce your home from becoming a target.

1. Think twice before you share on social

Social media is the place to share all of life’s adventures with friends and family but there are bad ducks out there too. Sharing your new accessories on your social media is like posting an advertisement to those who want to take advantage of you. Also, give a pause when away from the house before posting. Outtings with the family, tagging yourself at the new boba tea place, or out with friends is a great activity to share but it also lets others know you are not home.

2. Shopping curbside

Tossing away boxes and packaging seems like second nature but do it carefully. Break down large boxes like TVs, gaming systems, and that oh-so-exciting smiling brown box. Freely placing the boxes on the curb for pickup is telling the world what you have. It is a small action that can save you heartache and thousands.

3. Fake it

Automatic indoor and outdoor lights are a great way to appear like someone is home even when you are away. A simple auto timer for lights can usually be found at your local hardware store for a few dollars. Other simple things can be set up so that it appears like you are home. Turn on a radio or leave shoes on the doorstep to make it look like someone is home.

4. Take away the blind spots

Trim back your shrubs and bushes outside your home. In most locations, plants grow year-round and still need tending. Shrubs and plants that block your windows and doors from the street are a great place for burglars to conceal themselves when trying to break in. Take away their window of opportunity. Think about adding security screens on your windows and doors.

5. Add a security screen

There is no better time to protect your home, possessions, and most importantly your loved ones than now.  Visit find your local dealer here or simply request a quote to get started on your upgrading your home’s security with Crimsafe Security and Storm Screens.

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