Current statistics from the FBI show that one of every six homes gets burglarized every year. That statistic may not shock you because you can read about home burglaries just about every day in your local newspaper or see or hear about them on your local television. The more violent type of home burglary called a home invasion gets a great deal of publicity. But home burglary happens with such frequency that people become immune to the statistics.
The average value of goods stolen in a home burglary is a little over $1700 now and has been going up steadily for the last several years. And that doesn't take into account the damage that's done to your home in a burglary such as broken windows, broken doors or broken furniture, etc. which will add up to another $1700 on average.
Home burglary is not an inexpensive proposition. Here are the two best ways to prevent your valuables from being stolen. Take some steps to prevent entry in the first place and then prevent the theft if the bad guys do get in.
How do you do that? There are several ways. A burglar alarm can discourage entry into your house in the first place. Most burglars are amateurs and are on their first or second "job" so a loud alarm may scare them off. Burglars are scared to death of barking dogs. The sound of a barking dog is one of the most effective tools you can use as a home burglar alarm.
You can also eliminate potential hiding places around lower-level doors and windows. And believe it or not, well over 60% of all home burglaries happen through unsecured doors and windows. So lock all your doors and windows even when you're home.
If a burglar does get in, statistics show that he will spend no more than 10 minutes looking for things of value to steal. Most items that appeal to a home burglar are credit cards, cash, jewelry and items that are easy to pawn and/or easy to carry such as firearms.
Most burglars work by themselves. So if you have all your valuables in a safe that is too heavy to carry by one person chances, are very good that he is not going to take it.
A Home Security Safe can not only protect your valuables against burglary but in case of a fire, most are designed to withstand 1750° of heat for one or two hours.
Take some steps today to prevent your valuables from being stolen. Prevent entry into your home and if the bad guys do get in, keep your valuables in a safe.
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