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Posted by on Aug 2, 2016 in Home & Garden | 0 comments

8 Tips for Preventing Home Theft

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Today’s home security systems are more than just alarms. They can monitor your home for carbon monoxide, smoke, fire or flood, as well as burglary and theft. And you can control everything from the palm of your hand.

What about security cameras? Yep, you can view live feeds of your home from your cellphone.

Want to remotely control your lights, locks and temperature, too? Now you can. You can integrate home innovation features with your new security system. Adjusting the thermostat before you get home has never been easier.

You can also do clever things, like placing sensors indoors. That way if you want to keep an eye on your liquor cabinet, it’s easy to do. Set up commands to activate sensors and lights at particular times of day. It’s all easy to do.

A medical alert safety system can also be added. You can speak directly to trained professionals over the base unit of the system. This allows for quick response to emergency situations, like falls or injuries.

Here’s the best part: You can arm and disarm your security system from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet or computer. Check on the status of your system as easily as you check your email or texts.

8 Tips for Preventing Home Theft

  1. Trim back the bushes Eliminate the hiding spots for a burglar. You want your home’s windows and doors to be clear of shrubbery — and visible to neighbors.
  2. Install deadbolts – On every exterior entry door.
  3. Use timers for indoor and outdoor lights – Lighting is a great deterrent for nighttime break-ins. Add motion sensors, too.
  4. Get a home security system It’s a good investment to protect your home and valuables — and for peace of mind. Many security companies are running special promotions right now, including Protect Your Home, a national leader in home security.
  5. Know your neighbors – Be on friendly terms with your neighbors. They can help keep an eye on your home while you’re away. If they see someone suspicious poking around, they can call you or the police. Give them your cell number. Also, tell a neighbor when you’re going to be away for a few days. They can remove door hangers and pick up your mail and newspapers – all telltale signs you’re not home.
  6. When you leave your house, keep a radio on Noise helps prevent burglaries. Your home is more likely to be burglarized during the day so leave a radio on all day.
  7. Close the blinds You don’t want your valuables to be in clear view.
  8. Don’t advertise new purchases Don’t place empty boxes from a new TV or computer at your curb. That tells thieves you have new valuables in the house.

Did we forget an important tip? Let us know in the comments below!

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