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When it comes to learning about crime, listen to the professionals. Professional criminals that is! Many people have interviewed criminals and from those interviews we have gained a lot of knowledge.
Don’t make the mistakes the victims of their crimes made. Instead, do this:
How? Read this article where we’ve gathered the best home security tips from.. professional criminals!
Ask questions! Oten burglars knock first to see if anyone is home. If you happen to be home and you answer, look at the person. Ask what they want and who they are looking for. Burglars might make up an excuse, or make up a name of a so-called neighbors. When you ask these types of questions, burglars back off!
A burglar using this method, might be dressed for the part. S/he might be dressed as a neighbor, blending right in.
Burglars will look through your windows to scout for valuables. They look for gun cases, jewelry boxes, expensive TVs or audio systems and more. If they see something they like, they will make your home a target!
Burglars report avoiding homes with alarm systems. They do not want to be confronted by police if they can avoid it. Not only install those home alarm systems, but activate them! They work to deters burglars.
Just because you wouldn’t climb, doesn’t mean a determent burglar wouldn’t. Their advice is to lock all windows and door, even 2nd story windows. If they find windows locked, or alarmed with a system, they will leave and go to another home.
Burglars report that most of their crime is random: they look for opportunities. As a homeowner, do everything you can to prevent a break-in. It’s your job to let a burglar know that you are alert and aware!
Signs deter burglars!
Not only do burglars target your home, they also check out your garage! Lock your cars and more importantly than that – do not leave valuables in sight. They will grab keys, money, purses, phones and more.
Lock them in a trunk, or better yet, take them inside each time you exit your car.
No matter where you live: suburbia, the city or in a rural community, crime happens. Be prepared to deter those who look for an opportunity to rob you. Play it safe and smart: do whatever you can to deter the criminal from targeting your home.
Check out some of these statistics.
Isn’t that a bit… shocking?
Here is one more:
Most burglaries happen between 10 AM & 3 PM!
Whether you are single, have young kids, teens or are retired; summer time means more time spent outdoors and more time away from home. Especially here on the Grand Strand in South Carolina, people go to the beach, waterpark, out to eat and have fun on the water during the evenings, weekends and during their summer vacation time.
What that does is leave an empty home…
Perfect for those who needs some extra cash aka burglars!
What should you, as a home owner (or renter) do?
Take preventative measures, of course.
Nothing you do can 100% guarantee that your home is safe from burglars, but we can tell you that taking some steps to secure your home will make the chance of your home being of the list of burglarized homes much, much smaller!
We like those odds. If you do, too, read the next five security tips and then implement them, STAT!
Let us help you!
We have C.O.P.S. standing by to help monitor and protect the people you love and the things you’ve worked hard for. Don’t let criminals get away with ruining your summer fun!
We at Strand Security want only two things.
Your Security and your safety. After all, that’s our business!
With having said that, our number one job is to KEEP burglars out of your home in order to keep you and yours safe. There are many ways to do that and we’ve made a handy infographic about it for you share! (see below)
Number ONE on our list is installing a security system with monthly monitoring; we are great advocates because when YOU CAN’T call for help, we can, and help will be on the way regardless of whether you are incapacitated, or not! If you don’t do it for yourself, think about your family members – you do not wish for anyone to go through a home invasion, right?
Prevention, prevention, prevention.
It should go without saying that you do not just display the sign, but you actually have a security system and activate it every night and during the day when you are home or gone.
The long screws will prevent someone from kicking in the door and breaking the deadbolt lock! Check your screws – it’s a simple and cheap fix for a real security breach.
Again, solid wood core doors are almost impossible to kick in. When it’s time to replace doors, choose wisely.
Make sure to instruct your (young) children and teens to do so as well – it’s easy to overlook the kids rooms.
These lights will pop on anytime something, or someone, is trying to approach your home. It’s an easy deterrent and also might alert you to impending trouble.
Make it a habit to lock up at night and check your garage doors!
You certainly don’t want anyone lurking in your bushes, right? Keeping them short and trimmed prevents someone from using your shrubs as a hiding spot prior to a break-in.
Many burglars enter homes without ever having to kick in a door or break a window because they’ve found an even easier way to enter – with the spare key left under a rock! Don’t do that – leave your spare key with a neighbor instead!
Please let us know how we can help you keep your family safe and secure!
From one minute to the next, you and your family could be faced with a tragedy instead of a fun Christmas day and week.
Home invasions are more prevalent around the holidays and we are here to remind you to stay vigilant and prepared to prevent a home invasion from happening. If an intruder does happen to invade your home, we want you to know what to do!
Here is a scenario that might sound familiar to you.
A home invasion is an illegal and usually forceful entry to an occupied, private dwelling with intent to commit a violent crime against the occupants, such as robbery, assault, rape, murder, or kidnapping
We hope your holidays are happy and bright, merry and fun and that a home invasion is not something you have to deal with.
We recommend going over a family emergency plan with your kids and spouse yearly and discuss fires, home invasions, burglaries, floods and other disasters with your family.
A prepared family has a much greater chance of survival!
From our family to yours this holiday season…