There are few things that are more disturbing than being the victim of burglary. It can transform your home from a place where you feel comfortable and safe into a stress filled environment. Many report feeling like their personal space has been violated, and that they never will feel safe there again. Some even go as far as selling their house and moving somewhere else.
To prevent burglary from happening in the first place, there are some precautions that have proven effective.
Never make it obvious that you are away from home. By setting your lights on a timer, making sure that your lawn is mowed, shoveling snow away and emptying the mailbox, this makes it less likely that someone will draw that conclusion.
If you are on social media, posting vacation pictures on an open account could be just the information that some people are looking for.
Most times when someone breaks into your home, it will be through the front door. So you want a solid door, door frame and deadbolt lock to make it secure.