McClain Matthews Insurance Blog
When break-ins happen, families are left not only missing their stolen items, but they'll also feel shaken as their sense of security and safety is stripped. However, burglaries do not have to occur. There are numerous ways to improve your security and get your home more burglar-resistant.
Here are some pointers to keep you safe while also keeping your property and belongings in good condition:
Never Publicize Your Absence
Empty homes are often the easiest target for burglars, so even if you'll be away for a few days or a few weeks, create the facade that someone's home. You could:
Fasten All Doors and Windows
Consider installing a second security measure to your doors and windows, like burglar bars or a steel rod, to prevent entry, even if they pick the lock. The extra layer of security will help fend thieves off if they can't access your home straight away, or at least delay them until they're caught.
Even if you have a neighborhood watch, pay attention to your surroundings. That means looking out for any strange occurrences or loitering individuals. Also, make sure not to have a predictable routine, as burglars often study their subjects before breaking in.
Keeping your home insurance premiums low ensures that insurance providers don't view you as a liability. To do this, you'll have to take precautions to prevent break-ins and tighten up security. Hopefully, our tips will help you learn how to secure your home from break-ins.
At McClain Matthews Insurance, we put our clients first by offering them policies that they can afford. Having insurance is a necessity nowadays, and we're here to help you out. Learn more about our products and services by calling our agency at (317) 298-7500. You can also request a free quote by CLICKING HERE.