Crime Never Takes A Vacation

Security & Surveillance Brainerd Lakes MN Alarm Systems

Our economy has spurred a  increase in burglaries and home invasions across the country, with agencies reporting an increase in 2010 after falling for a number of years. What is especially troubling is that these crimes have increased in the suburbs and small towns – places where it rarely happened before.

 Three keys to making sure that your home is secure. The first is simple: Use some common sense. Don’t post vacation plans on Facebook and don’t post vacation photos while still on vacation. Many burglaries are committed by someone you know or by someone connected to someone you know. Letting the world know that you’re not home is an easy way to become a target.

The second key is to make your home a less attractive target than your neighbor’s home. Sounds crazy, but if you and your neighbor are being chased by a dog, you don’t need to be faster than the dog, just your neighbor. Make your home a less attractive target and thieves will go somewhere else. Steps to making your home less attractive to burglars include cutting shrubs and properly lighting the inside and outside of your home.

The third key is to secure the exterior of your home.  . It is estimated that  85 percent of all break-ins are through a door. Secure your doors and you greatly increase your likelihood of success against a burglar. Alarms are a great addition to your home’s security. Security does not need to cost a lot, it just needs to work. Anyone that tells you otherwise is taking you for a ride. With a little common sense and a little effort you can effectively secure your home.