Did you know home break-ins increase during winter months? The days become shorter, and the sun sets sooner, which means you’re probably not getting home until after it’s already dark. As a result, thieves have more opportunity to lurk around your home undetected.
Coming home to a break-in ruins your peace of mind and can have lasting emotional impact. Thirty five percent of break-in victims experience stress and anxiety, and eleven percent are unable to be at home alone.
Taking a few extra steps to secure your home can have long-term results. Creating the impression that someone is home and installing visible security measures, such as cameras or alarm sirens, can help deter thieves and reduce the risk of a break-in.
In addition, ensuring that all access points are well lit is another way to deter criminals. With Anet 24, you can schedule your lights to go on and off at certain times, giving the effect that you are home right from your smart phone. A bright light, illuminating your yard will help deter those who do not want to be seen.
Another tip to keep in mind is to keep your driveway and walkway clear. Just as letting newspapers, packages, and mail pile up alerts burglars that you are out of town, letting your driveway and walkway fill with snow and ice in the winter sends the same message. No matter the season, keep your home safe and make it look well lived-in. Pick up your mail every day, and shovel your driveway.
Remember to lock up your home even if you only are gone for a short time. Many burglars just walk in through an unlocked door or window.
The best way to protect your home and family is through a monitored security system. In the event of a burglary, our local Monitoring and Response Center Dispatcher will receive the notification and respond promptly.
Give us a call today to start protecting your home and family.