Facts And Figures: How Safe Is The American Home?

15 Dec

Keeping our homes safe is a priority for most Americans. According to FBI statistics, a home burglary occurs every 12 to 13 seconds, and most happen in homes without a security system. The following is a list of ideas to help safeguard your home.

Home Security Systems
Statistics tell us that a loud siren or horn is a necessary component of a good home security system. There are lots of options, including a security system that is wired through the walls or a wireless one that is primarily battery powered. Sometimes, however, wireless systems are easier to disable than other systems.

Tips to Secure Your Home
Simple precautionary measures can go a long way to safeguarding your home. For instance, get to know your neighbors well enough that you’d feel comfortable asking them to watch your home while you’re away. During summer months make sure all windows are closed and secured whenever you leave the house, as this is the most common point of entry during warm weather.

Securing Your Car
You can secure your car by installing an alarm, a car tracking system, deals, or with something as simple as a steering wheel lock.

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