No matter where you live, there is a potential for someone to break into your house, looking to steal your valuable possessions. What are some practical ways to prevent that from happening?
- Install solid doors. Doors that are entirely glass or have windows that are within an arm’s length of the doorknob are generally a bad idea from a crime safety standpoint.
- Install good lighting. The more well-lit the entrances to your home are, the less interested thieves will be in taking a chance on it.
- Keep your home looking lived in. If you leave town, have someone you trust to stay at your house. Build some randomized automation to keep some lights or electronics running when you’re away from home.
There are many, many things you can do to make your home less desirable to criminals. However, even the most well-protected home may still be the target of a burglary. The important thing to focus on is the well-being of the people you love inside the home.