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About Home Security

Home Safety Starts with You

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More than 2.1 million burglaries are committed each year, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Nine out of every ten of those break-ins could be prevented every person knew the basics of home protection, the Insurance Information Institute reports. 

Burglar-Proof Your Home

Installing a home alarm serves as a major deterrent to any would-be thief who trips it. But it's only one of several home protection steps that you can take:

  • Lock doors and windows
  • Keep bushes and trees trimmed so no one is able to covertly enter and exit your home
  • Lock up valuables, including expensive tools
  • Use outdoor lights with motion detectors
  • Participate in a neighborhood watch program
  • When you're out of town:
  • Use light timers to make your home look lived in
  • Stop mail and newspapers
  • Employ snow shoveling and grass trimming services
  • Ask neighbors to put out and pull in your trash cans on pick-up days

Burglars Work When You Do

Thieves generally strike during workday hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Often, they enter through an unlocked door or window.  Rented homes are at twice the risk of theft than owner-occupied homes, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

Home Safety Makes Financial Sense

Burglary losses averaged $1,725 in 2005, according to the FBI. Safety alarms are tailored for all living situations. You can buy or rent them, and they can cost as little as $100 for a simple wireless system. Insurance companies generally offer discounts of between 2 percent and 20 percent when you install a home alarm. Add in the comfort of feeling safe at home, and those numbers are hard to beat.

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