How to Stop a Burglar in His Tracks

by Katie
| Mar 09, 2020

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Burglary happens. Are you prepared to stop a burglar from targeting your home?

Did you know, residential burglaries spike in July and August and most occur in the mid-morning or mid-afternoon?

  • In 2017, the FBI reported 1.4 million offenses of burglary in the US.
  • More than two in every three burglaries (67.2 percent) took place at a residential property.
  • The average monetary cost per offense was $2,416.101-steel-SCREEN-2019-1

Burglar-proof your home with some home security tips below. 

  • Install home security cameras. 
  • Well-maintained landscaping not only enhances curb appeal, it keeps burglars away. Unkempt shrubs and trees make a great hiding place for robbers. 
  • Teach your pooch to be aware of unknown humans. Thirty-four percent of convicted burglars surveyed said that a dog inside a home would be a deterrent.
  • Don't advertise your vacation by posting photos in real-time on social media.
  • Have someone tend to your home when you're away. Uncleared snow in the driveway or uncut grass, piled up mail and closed shades/no lights make your home an easy target.
  • Conceal expensive item's packaging in your trash bin. 
  • Install motion-activated floodlights and use indoor lights with random timers. 
  • Secure sliding doors and windows. Use a strong dowel and slide it into the back groove for extra security.
  • Leave a radio or TV on while you are away from home. 
  • Make friends with your neighbors and ask them to notify you of any suspicious activity near your home. 
  • Don't hide spare keys outside. Leave a spare with a trusted neighbor or opt for a combination lock box in a discreet area of your property. 
  • Keep your ladders locked up. Ladders are an invitation to climb into unlocked windows. 

LARSON manufactures a wide array of security doors and windows to secure every opening in your home. 

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