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Here’s 8 Reasons Why Your Florida Home Could Get Robbed.

There was a time once when I arrived home from work to find that my front door was already open. Immediately knew that I had been robbed. It was a feeling of violation and betrayal. I had been violated in the most intimate way possible – my home. This is the place where I should feel the safest, and yet I felt violated.

Being robbed had taken my Xbox, my television, and my computer, but it had also taken my sense of security. I no longer felt safe in my own home. I no longer felt like I had a place to call my own. There was this feeling that I felt like I was living in a world where anything could happen to me at any time

This was a hard lesson to learn, but I learned it. You can’t take safety for granted. I learned that I need to be more vigilant. I learned that I need to be more careful. But most importantly, I learned that I am not alone. There are others who have experienced the same thing. There are others who understand what I am going through. And there are others who can help.

Home Security:

When it comes to home security, we often think about installing a security system, deadbolts, or an alarm. However, these things will only do so much to deter a burglar. In order to truly secure your home, you need to understand what burglars are looking for and take steps to make your home less attractive to them.

According to Good Housekeeping, there are things that burglars look for when robbing homes. We will also provide some tips on how you can make your home less attractive to burglars.

  • Days before pickup, trash cans are out.

    Home security specialists say that if your trash cans are out on Thursday and garbage day is on Monday, that indicates to burglars that you will be away for the weekend. A home may seem more appealing if you leave the boxes from your new flat-screen TV or game system out by the curb. Additionally, they show that you are wealthy and may even have other pricey possessions in your house.

  • You have a lot of large bushes.

    Burglars may use entrances that are hidden by bushes and trees or that high privacy fence as cover to tinker with locks or force open doors. Burglars don’t avoid the front entrance either: 81% of them enter through the first level, with 34% doing so directly through the front door. Thieves can also conceal themselves in high shrubs. Overgrown grass also signals that you might be away or that you’re a neglectful homeowner more likely to have malfunctioning windows or doors.

  • Your garage doors have windows on them.

    Leaving your garage door open gives burglars quick access to your house, but garage windows could also cause problems. Intruders have peered through garage windows to see if a homeowner’s car was inside (thereby indicating whether or not the owner is home).

  • You obviously have a cat.

    Do you have a window or car decal that says your family owns a pet? If you have a cat, thieves could believe that you’ll leave the windows open so that he can come and go during the day. On the other hand, do not believe that a large dog will keep you safe: Little “yappy” dogs, according to experts, are really the greatest at deterring theft because they bark and make the most noise.

  • The mailbox has your name.

    By listing your name on the mailbox, you make it very simple for people to obtain your listed phone number quickly. Burglars will occasionally just call your house phone to see if someone answers. Additionally, you should refrain from suggesting a “more convenient time to speak with you” to strangers who phone you (such as telemarketers or criminals impersonating as them). Your answer discloses your itinerary, including any times you won’t be present, even though it may seem perfectly innocent.

  • Your neighborhood is surrounded by rental homes.

    These types of places are more susceptible to robbers than those with a high homeownership rate. In contrast to homeowner neighborhoods, where people have a stake in everyone’s safety and are more inclined to pay attention to who is coming and going and are frequently more proactive about calling the police if they notice something, renters are typically primarily concerned with themselves.

  • Your cleaners has the key.

    Service personnel that frequently enter your house, such as maids, TV repairmen, pool cleaners, and landscapers, might cause harm even if they don’t steal anything. They might manufacture a replica of your key for them to use later or leave a door unlocked for someone else. Therefore, rather than handing service personnel a key, demand a vendor to see your neighbor to retrieve and return your house key. That will imply that someone is keeping an eye on things.

  • At night, you turn out all the lights.

    Keep a light on at all times, even at home.  Criminals can more easily roam around in the dark and peer in windows without being seen. It pays to avoid moonlight recognizance even if the the majority of burglaries really take place during the day when many homeowners are normally out. Install outside lights that are motion-activated.

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