Preventing Break-Ins: How to Keep Your Home Safe from Thieves

According to the FBI a home is robbed every 26.7 seconds. The average loss is $2416. So, if you have a $1,000 deductible on your homeowner’s insurance policy, only half of your loss would be covered.

Here are some strategies for keeping your home safe from would-be thieves:

Tear up cardboard boxes – There’s no better way for thieves to see that you just bought a new TV, computer, or microwave, than by the empty box that is left alongside the trash containers. Tear/cut them up and bundle them so they are inconspicuous.

Lock doors and windows – It may seem obvious, but most thieves gain access through open doors and windows that someone forgot to lock…

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