Debunking The 3 Most Prevalent Home Security Myths
Debunking Home Security Myths
Everyone is a security expert. Sure, we all know what’s best for our home, our family, right?
We’ve been fed all sorts of lies and myths about how to keep our loved ones safe and secure.
Today, we will debunk three such lies!
Listen up, and take action if you aren’t as safe as you thought you were.
‘Burglaries Only Happen At Night’. That’s a Myth!
Most burglaries happen during the day.
Most burglaries happen during the hours of 10 AM – 2 PM.
That’s right! When you are away at work, running errands or busy at school, burglars are prowling your neighborhood, casing places to rob.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that bad things only happen once it gets dark!
There are simple ways to prevent you from becoming the next victim of a home robbery.
Here are three simple ways to prevent daytime robberies:
- Lock up your home, even during the day
- Set your alarm system each and every time you leave your home
- Vary your routine; don’t be too predictable
‘Burglars Ignore Security Signs’. That’s a Myth!
When asked what they look for when casing a home to rob, burglars responded with this:
- Signs of a security system
- Signs of dogs in the home
- Signs of people home during the day
When they see these signs, they move on to a home that is easier to get into.
Burglars do not want to ‘work’ for it. They want an easy target and no hassle. If they see home security signs, that by itself is often enough for them to move on to their next target!
‘Burglars Plan Where They Will Strike’. That’s a Myth!
Most burglars go where they see an opportunity. They do not plan their ‘route’ or their house. Sure, some burglars do case joints. But that’s it.
They go where they see windows open, no cars in the driveway, people leaving in a hurry, garbage cans or mail or packages sitting in the driveway or on the front doorstep, indicating someone is away for an extended amount of time.
Burglars will look like a normal delivery person, or a friendly would-be neighbor walking a dog on your street.
Most burglars do not wear masks or disguises and you won’t be able to know what they are up to if you’d meet them in the street. Do not give them a reason to stop at your home.
What’s Your Next Move To Secure Your Home?
Do these three things:
- Always lock all doors and windows
- Arm your system every time you leave your home
- Place signage near your home to deter would-be burglars
Do all of these and the chance of your home being targeted by burglars will have significantly gone down!
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