Cornerstone Insurance Agency Blog
We get a little bit scared every time we think of someone breaking into our house. We would do anything to make sure our house is safe, but still feel unsafe at the same time. Thankfully, there are free foolproof methods which we can apply to our homes to add an extra layer of security.
Do Not Tempt Burglars Inside Your Home
We often throw our trash right outside our homes. Throwing them out is normal after all, and nothing seems wrong about it, right? Well, if you happen to throw out boxes of your expensive possessions such as your new flat-screen TV, computers, and the like right outside your house, then everyone knows how much you have in there.
Do not flash around your empty boxes of valuable possessions outside your house. Burglars may be tempted to enter your home knowing there’s something valuable inside which they can get. Always destroy these types of boxes or throw it elsewhere.
Secure Places Where Burglars Can Enter
Leaving your doors and windows open is almost like an invitation for burglars to come in. Moreover, it provides them with an easy way in and access to virtually any part of your house. There are several locations in our home where burglars can enter. They can come through our doors, garage, basements, and even windows. Always make sure to lock these places, and make sure the locks in place are secured. People often make the simple mistake of not securing these places, leading to a very costly consequence.
Get A Housesitter Whenever You Are Away
Whenever you go out of town, have a friend, family, or neighbor come to your house daily. Ask them to switch on random lights every day to make it appear that there is someone inside the house. Moreover, ask any of your house sitters to collect your mail or newspapers for you. This way, it will not appear that no one is home to receive the mail. If it is not too much trouble, you can also have your chosen house sitters to stay over at your place.
There is a big price to pay if you do not avoid making the small mistakes provided above. The safety of our homes are our utmost priority, and even the simplest of solutions can help us add that extra layer of security. At Cornerstone Insurance Agency, we do our best in making sure that our clients are well-protected with affordable and comprehensive policies. To learn more about how we can help you, please contact our agency at (888) 661-8831 or Click Here to request a free quote.