Home Burglary

Every twelve seconds a home is broken into. In America, 3.8 million homes will be burglarized this year, meaning twenty percent of Americans will be a victim of a home burglary in their lifetime. According to the FBI, a surprising twelve percent of these burglars are caught for their crimes. While home burglaries and invasions are on a slow decline, it is crucial to continue this decline by implementing safety and security plans. These plans are necessary in helping to prevent possible break-ins as well as significantly increasing the chances of catching the thief after the crime has been committed.

Preventing home break-ins includes a variety of different options, many working together to decrease the target on your home. Such options are:

  • Installing a home security system
  • Electronic sensors on windows
  • Cameras
  • Having a dog in the house
  • Exterior lighting
  • Safes and strong boxes
  • Deadbolt locks
  • Interior lighting
  • Maintaining a landscape around the home

What is also important are the steps to take after the home break-in occurs. This is where your your home burglary safety plan comes into effect. Knowing what to do immediately following a break-in can significantly increase the chances of catching the thief and recuperating your missing belongings. Click on the link below to check out the info graphic provided by SimpliSafe for a detailed description of what you should do if your house is burglarized. For more information on wireless security systems, visit SimpliSafe at https://simplisafe.com/wireless-security-systems

Train. Protect. Prevent