Regardless of the area in which you live in, the possibility of burglary exists for every home and business owner. Every 15 seconds, an American home is the site of a burglary, according to the US Department of Justice. Typically, homeowners lose at least $2,000 in property damage or stolen goods. This is why even simple measures like updating your locks regularly can help to keep your home safe from burglars.
Over time, you may have given out your house to key to many people that you don’t even remember. Someone could have also made a copy without you knowing. By changing the locks on your home every couple of years, you guarantee that you are in control of who has keys to your home.
We also have a few more things you can do to protect your home from burglary, including:
Cut Down Your Shrubs
You may think that big lilac bush out front is beautiful, but it’s also the ideal place for a burglar to hide. Keep your shrubs and bushes cut back enough that no one could hide in them and wait for you to leave or fall asleep. This will also make it easier to see potential burglars from the street, giving your neighbors a chance to call the police.
Block the View
Draw your drapes, shades, or blinds in order to keep tempting items out of view of the average burglar. Many burglaries are spontaneous and perpetrators will often steal from a house when they see an opportunity for something they want through the window.
You should have a deadbolt on every exterior door that provides entry to your home. In order to allow your family to come in and out of the house easily when there is an emergency, a professional locksmith can help you choose deadbolts that are right for your home and up to local building codes.
If you are concerned about burglary in your area and think it’s time to upgrade your locks, come to Job Done Locksmiths first. We’ll ensure that your Denver home and your family are safe and protected from anyone you don’t want coming in. Contact us today to learn more!