4 TIPS FOR
Check out the neighborhood
The majority of all burglars live within two miles of the home they are targeting. So, it makes sense that buying a home in a safe neighborhood would reduce your likelihood of victimization. But how do you know which neighborhoods are safe? Take a look around.
ARE HOMES, SIDEWALKS AND MAILBOXES TAKEN CARE OF?
DO NEIGHBORS MAINTAIN
ARE THERE MANY
BROKEN DOWN CARS?
EXAMINE VISIBILITY FACTORS
Visibility is a very important factor for a safe home. Did you know
that houses in the middle of a street are more likely to be targeted
than homes that sit on corner lots? That’s because houses on
corner lots are more visible.
These things can help improve the visibility of a home:The more visible a house is,
the less likely you are to be
CLEAR LINE OF SIGHT
FROM THE STREET
MAKE SURE POINTS OF ENTRY ARE SECURED
Making sure a home has secured points of entry will
go a long way toward deterring would-be intruders.
Here are a few ways you can help secure
those points of entry:
DID YOU KNOW THAT
OF INTRUDERS USE THE FRONT DOOR
USE A FIRST
THE BACK DOOR
PREPARE FOR HOME SECURITY
A study by UNC reveals that the presence of a security system is
enough to make 60% of burglars consider targeting a different
home. If you truly want a safe home, consider a home security
system. However, if the home you love doesn’t have one already
installed, make sure the foundations for good security are there.
MAKE SURE WINDOWS
CHECK FOR CRACKING
ENSURE DOORS ARE
MAKE SURE GARAGE
DOOR WORKS WELL
FOR RED FLAGS