How safe do you feel in your house? How safe is it when you aren’t there?
A home should be a place in which you feel secure, but people often don’t put as much thought into the security of their home while they’re away. Forgetting to lock a door or leaving a window open may not seem like a big deal. After all, your neighbors all seem like pretty nice people, and isn’t everyone away at work and school during the middle of the day anyway?
Exactly. More than 1.7 million burglaries are committed every year in the United States, and they are most likely to occur between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. while people are busy working and houses are empty. Burglars generally spend 8 to 12 minutes in a home, meaning they want to find a place they can get in and out of as quickly as possible. Unintentionally creating an easy access point to your home is practically inviting burglars to come in and take their pick of your personal possessions.
So what are some typical mistakes homeowners make that impact their home security?
Overlooking details like leaving lights on when you’re out at night or posting your whereabouts on social media as a result of carelessness or ignorance are the most common downfalls resulting in break-ins. Burglar-proofing your home starts with knowing what not to do before you start taking proactive steps to turn burglars away.
The Mr. Rekey DIY Home Security Guide walks you through the ins and outs of burglary, highlights the most common security missteps and how to avoid them, and provides you with DIY tips and tricks to burglar-proofing your home. With this guide, you can make sure your home is secure even when you aren’t there.