According to Bureau of Justice statistics, the amount of property crimes in United States has quadrupled from 2011 to 2016. In 2011, about 3 in 100 US households experienced property crime. In 2016, US households experienced 15.9 million property crimes, a over 1 out of every 10 homes.
As criminals get craftier, families need to to be ever more proactive about their home security. Secure your home with a V3 Security alarm system, and follow these security best practices for safety and peace of mind.
Going On Vacation?
Avoid broadcasting to too many people when you will be on vacation, out of town, etc. Tell only trusted friends or neighbors, and ask them to keep an eye on your house while you’re gone.
Show Indication Of Protection At Multiple Access Points
Thieves commonly enter homes from back doors or windows. Adding your alarm company’s stickers or even a yard sign to the back of your house is a good way to notify potential thieves of your home’s protection.
Don’t Risk Your Safety
Burglaries are not limited to when you are not home. Arm your perimeter even when you are in the house for added security.
Let Thieves Know You Are Home
Thieves will ring doorbells or knock on doors to verify if anyone is home. If you don’t know the person at your door, you can always indicate you are home but not interested, without opening your door to them.
Keep Your Yard Well-Maintained
Keeping your trees and bushes trimmed back can help prevent criminals from hiding from view. Large bushes can give burglars coverage to enter through a window without being seen.