I never thought I had to worry about my home being broken into, because I have a tall, wooden fence around my yard. I guess I never realized how easily burglars can break through fences, and my wooden one was no match for a thief who simply broke a couple of boards to get into my yard. From there, he entered my home and stole some of my prized heirloom jewelry and other valuable items. I created this blog to share my story and help others who may be relying only on fences to prevent home break-ins. I have since invested in a good security system and will never live in a home without one. Thankfully, only items were stolen, and my family was not harmed.
Protecting your residence calls for more than just installing a home security system. While technology serves as a great deterrent, it's also wise to deal with small signals that tip criminals off to whether a house is worth targeting. Here are 5 things you can do to reduce the risk of a break-in happening.
Move Plants Away From the House
Small trees and large shrubs can give you a feeling of privacy, but they also may serve as hiding spots for folks who want to scope out the location or break in. [Read More]