In today’s world, it seems that no one is safe. Crimes of all types can happen to anyone anywhere at any time. And there are a lot of things you can do to try and prevent them from happening to you. But unfortunately, not everything works for everyone in every situation.
So what should you do if someone tries to break into your home? And how can you keep burglars out? This article will answer those questions and more so that the next time someone tries to break in or steal from your house, they won’t get away with it!
The first thing is simple: make sure your doors are secure.
If they don’t have a good lock then thieves may be able to easily unlock the door and walk through it. Even if you have a good lock, your door may just be a hollow core door that burglars can break into with minimal effort. So replace it with a solid wood door for peace of mind and security!
The next thing to remember is to never tell anyone where you live or keep detailed information about yourself anywhere on your car.
If you have this information, it is only a few mouse clicks away to find out where you live. So think twice before telling anyone where you live or keep things like mail with your address on it in your car so that burglars know exactly where to go and when!
And don’t forget, if someone does try to break in and these measures don’t work, you should do everything in your power to prevent them from getting far.
If they make it into your house, then you need to be prepared by having a cell phone ready or hiding somewhere until they leave. You can also take drastic actions such as firing shots when necessary. And you need to be prepared to face the consequences if this happens. So make sure that you are 100% willing to do whatever it takes before taking these measures, so no one gets hurt!
How can you keep burglars out?
Keep burglars out with these 9 simple steps:
1) A privacy fence
If you have a privacy fence around your house, burglars will most likely leave. Because nobody can see what is happening inside or where everyone in the family is located. So this makes it harder for them to enter without getting caught!
2) Home insurance
Try to get home insurance that will cover damages caused by burglary. This way if something goes wrong, you won’t have to worry as much about the financial aspect of it all!
The cost of insurance may seem daunting upfront, but if someone breaks into your house while you’re covered it’s a small price to pay for peace of mind. Purchasing home policies can make financial sense in case somebody burglarizes or damages property and also provide protection against burglary losses like TVs, laptops, etc., which are often expensive items worth thousands!
3) Good locks
Make sure your doors have good locks. Having only a deadbolt is not enough, so install a knob lock or mortise lock for more protection!
Locking yourself out of your house is a huge hassle, but it’s even more frustrating when you discover that someone has broken into and stolen all the things inside.
If only they had chosen better locks! Investing in good quality hardware can save homeowners from having to replace their doors or rekey every time there was some kind of breaking-and-entering going down – even though this may seem like an expense at first glance (especially compared with buying cheap plastic ones), over time those extra few dollars spent will actually add up because one bad break means costly repairs for everyone involved: namely, us taxpayers paying out on damages caused by vandals who target homes where valuable items such as electronics are kept.
Burglars themselves trying not to get caught after making off with the goods and insurance companies footing the bill for all these costs, which means we’ll be paying more in premiums than we do already.
4) Keep a low profile
If you want to keep burglars out of your home, don’t brag about the expensive items inside. So for example, if I had an $80 TV and said “Hey guys look at my new Television! It is so cool then a burglar might think that there are other goods worth stealing in this house as well because they already know where one specific thing can be found – in the den or your living room with all those electronics.
5) Sufficient lighting around the home
Burglars like the darkness, but if they think that someone might see them then they will probably leave. So make sure that there are sufficient lights around your home with motion detection to keep an eye on your property and scare off criminals!
The best way to protect your home from burglars is with a dog. A Rottweiler or German Shepherd, for instance, has been found by experts and lovers alike as being the most effective watchdogs in protecting homes – they will bark at any stranger who enters without permission.
Whether you get one that’s small enough so it can stay indoors when guests come over; choose between different breeds like Labs (Lamb-Chop) Pugs and French Bulldogs: there are many options available! Just make sure whatever breed of pooch suits what kind of environment around where YOU live.
8) A burglar alarm system
These are better than nothing, but they aren’t foolproof either. Many burglars will just walk right up and punch in the code because many people forget to change it.
Expert Locksmith Tip: An alarm system combined with a dog is one of the best ways to prevent burglars from stealing from your house!
9) Video surveillance
Video surveillance is a good way to show the police that someone broke in if they do actually come into your home and steal something! This can be used as evidence when dealing with insurance companies in case anything gets stolen. So don’t forget this step, which brings us to our next important topic: what to do if burglars actually come into your home! In the unfortunate event that you are broken into, it’s important to take all necessary precautions to ensure that everything is handled properly from a legal standpoint.
This way the police and insurance companies know what happened and how it can be resolved quickly and smoothly.
- Keep a written record of every break-in
Just so you have a record to refer to, write down exactly what happened during your burglary. This includes where the burglars got in from, when it happened, etc. And keep all receipts for whatever was stolen or damaged – whether it’s that iPhone 5 that they grabbed or the new wooden door they smashed into pieces.
- Make sure you get what remains back
It could be that burglars only got away with half the goods but were unable to take it all in their haste to flee. Make sure you keep your receipts for everything (see above) because the insurance company will need them when filing a claim…which means getting it ALL back!
- Block off the breaks
In case it wasn’t clear, block off any access points that burglars might have used to get in – or even better install a steel door with a double-cylinder deadbolt! This is because security experts say that if they can’t get in, they can’t steal anything either.
Just make sure you are vigilant about all these steps in order to have the best chances of preventing burglaries from happening to you! If they do occur, follow step one above and then refer to this list for what to do next.
Make your family feel more secure with King Door and Lock
After all of this information, we (here at King Door and Lock) hope you feel more secure knowing how to protect your house and family. Even though crime can happen anywhere at any time, there are things we can do to try and prevent it.
So make sure all of your doors and windows (and more importantly the locks on them) are secure and always keep an eye out for suspicious activity!
If you’re not confident of the current locks you have at home and want to replace or upgrade them.
Call us at (800) 231-5499 MD, or (301) 363-2264 DC!