Locking Your Doors isn't Enough - Keep Yourself Safe from Home Burglary Myths

If you’re like us, you believe that keeping your home and family safe is a top priority. In today’s world, when a home intrusion occurs every thirteen seconds, it is incredibly important to make your house as secure as possible. There are numerous ways to protect your home from intrusion, some of which are more effective than you might’ve thought. For example, did you know that 9 out of 10 burglars decide to leave your house alone when they encounter a home security system? On the flip side, many tactics aren’t as effective as you might think. For example, simply locking your door doesn’t necessarily keep out the regular burglar who usually can pick a normal lock in 60 seconds.

Here is an intriguing infographic debunking the common myths about home burglaries:

There are many things you can do to increase your home’s protection! Let’s sum up what we just read and list a couple other good measures:


  • Lock everything - this includes doors, windows, and garage doors.

  • Be smart with landscaping - trim back trees and shrubs that are near your house to reduce places for burglars to hide.

  • Maintain home privacy - keep shades lowered at night to prevent burglars from seeing valuables inside your house.

  • Don’t show off - keep nice cars in your garage, and don’t leave boxes from pricey purchases laying out.

  • Install motion sensitive lighting - this can make burglars nervous and alert you of movement.

  • Find trustable neighbors - neighbors can keep an eye on your house when you’re gone for extended durations.

  • Make it sound like your home - you can leave your TV or radio on to make noise to deter thieves.

  • Get a solid door - solid doors are harder to smash in than glass doors.

  • Upgrade locks - deadbolts and keyless locks are difficult to impossible to pick.

  • Install a home security system - as stated earlier, 90% of burglars move on when they encounter a security system. This is one of the most fool-proof security measures available.

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