Whether you live in an apartment or a single-family home, you should be advised on how to protect yourself and your family from intruders. At Don Allred Insurance, you can talk with an independent insurance representative to discuss what options you have with your home insurance. In Burlington, NC, there are a few things that you can do to prevent your home from being burglarized.
Make your Home Look Occupied
Make it difficult for an intruder to know whether you are home by making your home look like someone is there. When you’re away, on vacation or at work, you should keep a light on. Especially if you will be gone after the sun goes down. Use an automatic timer for your television and lights, so that it looks like someone is watching TV or hanging out. Burglaries rarely try to break into a home that is occupied.
Keep the Outside Neat
If you have bushes that are underneath a window, you should consider moving or trimming them. A thief can hide and spy on your home from an overgrown lawn. If you have a shed or freestanding garage, keep it locked. You should also keep your outside lights on an automatic timer or invest in solar yard lights.
Home Security Systems
You can get a relatively inexpensive home security system for your home. A wireless security system usually comes with a base station, a control pad, and sensors for your doors and windows. You can also add motion detection, cameras, and smoke detectors to the smart system. Twenty-four-hour monitoring, which many of these companies offer, would come at an additional cost.
Stop into the local insurance office in Burlington, NC at Don Allred Insurance to start with your home insurance policy.