Protect Your House at This TIME From Burglars
Having the right homeowners insurance policy protects you from theft, but it is always great if you can avoid the break-in and filing the claim with your insurance company, to begin with. It is not just about losing valuables though. Your sense of security and peace of mind goes out the window. This is why you should take every step to keep your home safe.
Nearly three million burglaries occur in the United States annually. It can be downright scary. But it takes more done locking your doors and windows at night to protect your house and belongings. In fact, according to the U.S Department of Justice, theft is usually committed in the daytime!
This is surprising indeed. For many, the fear of a break-in starts with imagining someone sneaking around your house at night. However, research suggests burglars are most likely to enter homes on weekdays between 10 AM and 11 AM or 1 PM to 3 PM. What is the reason behind it? While daylight is risky, most houses are empty around late morning and early afternoon. These are the times theft is likely to be committed and your house at risk of being robbed.
With this in mind, make sure to lock your doors and windows behind you to protect against burglars. Keep your valuables in storage, especially jewelry, electronic devices, and cash – the items that are commonly taken.
For further security, always keep a light on even when you are out of the house and do not leave a spare key in obvious places. If you are traveling, do not advertise it on social media because your empty house may just be visited by a burglar.
But in case the unfortunate happens and a break-in occurs, your homeowners policy with coverage for personal property should take care of you. Most homeowners insurance has this inclusion and your items will be replaced. Just protect your house better so burglaries will not happen again!