Being educated about home safety is imperative. You should always be in-the-know about the dangers that could be lurking so that you can take the proper precautions to avoid becoming a victim. Here are some home and business security tips that are often unknown or overlooked, to help you better safeguard your family and home.
Good Neighborhoods Are Often Targeted
If you believe that you are safe because you live in a safe neighborhood, think again. Living in a “good neighborhood” can sometimes make your home more vulnerable to possible intruders. Nice homes are targeted more often because burglars believe the homes have more valuables.
Many Burglars Enter Through Front Doors
It is a common misconception that burglars look for the least obvious point of entry when breaking in to a home. Many burglars use the front door. Using a front door makes an attempted break in look less suspicious to neighbors. Weak door locks, overgrown shrubs that conceal the front door, and unlocked doors are just a few reasons homes become easy targets.
New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles are NOT the Most Burglarized Cities
The size of a city has nothing to do with the likelihood of a burglary. According to 2012 statistics, these are the 10 cities (with populations over 250,000) with the highest burglary rate.
- Fayetteville, NC
- Flint, MI
- Toledo, OH
- Little Rock, AR
- Memphis, TN
- Montgomery, AL
- Bakersfield, CA
- Spokane, WA
- Winston-Salem, NC
- Columbus, GA
Nighttime is NOT the Target Time for Most Criminals
Everyone knows that darkness gives great cover for criminals, but did you know that most homes are broken into during the day? Empty homes are a much easier target. Burglars know that while you are at work, they are less likely to meet resistance. There is also a less likely chance of neighbors witnessing a break in.
Commercial Security Has Its Own Rules
Business owners have a completely different set of rules to live by. Unlike residential break ins, commercial burglaries often occur at night when the businesses are empty. The biggest issue with commercial security stems from former employees. People who were recently employed have access to inside information like security codes. This gives them an upper hand in the planning and execution of a robbery. Business owners should always change security codes and collect entry badges when an employee leaves or is terminated.
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