If you’ve recently fallen victim to a home invasion or robbery, you’re probably feeling violated. It’s a frightening experience that no one should ever have to experience.
That being said, you can take some important steps to address any damage, including how to prevent a home invasion from ever happening again.
Below we’ll look into:
As well as the key aspects of a trusted home security system, including:
With a quality security system in place, you can rest assured that criminals will think twice before attempting to step foot on your property.
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Following a break-in, the first thing you’ll want to do is file a police report. That way, there’s an official record of the date and time of the home invasion, including a comprehensive list of stolen items and/or property damage.
An official police report helps for two reasons:
Note: Items such as high-end jewelry, art, and premium electronics tend not to be covered, as they often require a supplemental insurance policy. If you’re not sure what your policy includes, call your provider for more detail.
If you don’t already have some installed, investing in security cameras or video surveillance systems will help you prevent further break-ins.
Why? Because thieves don’t want to get caught on camera. They’re interested in an easy score, so if you make it difficult for them to snoop around the exterior of your property, they’re more likely to move on somewhere else.
And if they do attempt to break into your home, you’ll have camera footage to provide to the police. Not only of their physical description(s) but also the direction from which they came and went. With more information on hand, the police will have a higher chance of catching the thieves.
An alarm system complete with window and door sensors will scare off criminals attempting to break into your home.
Even if they’re bold enough to be captured by an exterior camera, the moment they attempt to break in through a window or door, a sensor-triggered alarm will tell them immediately: Get out or get caught!
On top of a loud alarm, window and door sensors notify the authorities. So even if you’re not home or haven’t checked your phone notifications, the police will make their way to your address.
Criminals know this about security systems, which means they’ll be incentivized to leave the premises as fast as possible. Otherwise, they could be spotted by a neighbor, an onlooker, or worse, a responding police officer.
Even if you don’t end up installing a home security system, placing some motion lights around the perimeter of your home will significantly deter criminals.
While seemingly simple and harmless, a bright motion light says, “I’m on guard, so prepare to be spotted.”
From a criminal’s perspective, if someone has gone through the effort of installing motion lights, they’re probably prepared with an alarm system too. Rather than risk being seen, they’ll move onto an easier target.
On top of a home security system, you might consider installing smart door locks.
We say this for a few reasons:
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