Simple Ways to Deter Burglars
You lock the doors when you leave the house in the morning, ask your neighbors to collect your mail when you’re out of town, and even set timers on your lights to give onlookers the impression you’re home. But are you really doing all you can to ensure the safety of your home and what’s in it? Read on to find out how you could protect your home, loved ones, and investments.
Now sure, you lock up when you leave the house or go to bed, but is that enough? Many people believe break-ins only happen when residents are away, but that’s not always the case. Consider your safety even when you are home. It’s a good idea to lock the doors and keep your garage door closed at all times.
Hide Your Valuables
Laptops, iPods, tablets, our list of high-end gadgets goes on and on. It’s never a good idea to leave expensive valuables in plain sight, especially when you’re not home. Remember to put them away when you’re not using them; out of sight, out of mind!
One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure
When you purchase a new gadget or product, the last thing you think about is the box it came in. Your trash is a good representation of what’s in your house, and burglars pay particular attention to this. If you’re throwing away boxes that display an expensive or valuable product, be sure to break the box down so it’s not sticking out of your trash can.
Watch What You Post
Sure it’s fun to post a picture of your feet in the sand, your tropical drink, or how much better the game looks on your new flat screen television, but this is a recipe for disaster! You’re telling the world you’re not home or have treasured products within the walls of it. Clean up your friends list and get rid of anyone you don’t personally know, check your privacy settings, and think twice before you hit ‘post.’
Miller’s is not only concerned with your protection, but the protection of your home, loved ones, and investments. For more information on how you could stay safe, contact a Miller’s Insurance Agent today.