It’s one of the most terrifying things to deal with: someone breaking into your home. What you once thought was secure suddenly is not. Although there is no way to completely prevent home break-ins, there are a few simple things you can do to decrease the chances of someone unlawfully entering your home. Most robberies are crimes of opportunity; let’s make your home or car less of an opportunity. For all of your questions about securing your home, contact Unlock Indy.
1. Lock all windows and doors (car, too!)
It sounds like a no-brainer. But the truth is, if your home or car is unlocked, it’s more likely to be broken into. When an Idaho TV station interviewed 86 convicted felons of burglary, most said they entered the home through an unlocked door or window. And, if you’ve just moved into a new home or rental, ask the locks to be rekeyed. You don’t know who may have copies of the original keys.
2. Walk around your home, checking for areas of vulnerability.
This might require you to start thinking like a burglar. Walk around the perimeter of your home, looking for things like overgrown shrubbery that could offer cover to a robber, windows that may be vulnerable to breaking, and line-of-sight to your neighbor’s home. Get to know your neighbors, as they can be valuable help in keeping an eye on your property! Also, peer in your windows. Do you see any expensive electronics or other valuables sitting out? Don’t worry about redecorating your whole home, but it’s not a bad idea to get valuable items out of obvious sight from the first floor windows.
3. Call Unlock Indy for help securing your home.
From whole-home rekeying to installing deadbolts, Unlock Indy is your 24/7 locksmith in Indianapolis. Locked yourself out of your home? We’ll come help you out! Our professional, reliable locksmiths will get everything straightened out, without costing you an arm and a leg. With Unlock Indy, you’ll feel safe and secure in your home. Call or text us today at (317) 590-2842.