Everyone needs a good locksmith. They can be the key to a secure home, business and car. Since property crime makes up over one third of all crime, it’s important to be prepared. If in the case you become a victim of property crime, one of the first things you should do after calling the police is to contact an emergency locksmith service and make sure your doors, locks and automobile are up to date and secure.
Action Locksmith Inc has been serving Michigan homes and business for over 30 years and are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Depending upon your geographic location, crime in the USA is on the rise. During 2016, within the USA, 15.9 million property crimes occurred. That’s a rate of 119.4 per 1,000 households. Larceny and theft totaled 71.7 percent of all property crimes in 2017. Burglaries were reported as 18.2 percent while motor vehicle theft accounted for 10.0 percent. Losses for property crimes were estimated at $15.3 billion dollars.
Steps to take if you’ve been burglarized: Immediately report crimes to the police and obtain a copy of the police report. Provide proper ID to the police. The house or business should be considered a crime scene so don’t touch anything in the house until the police arrive at your home or business. Account for the safety of all people and pets on the premises.
For valuation purposes, provide proof and receipts if possible. For identifying stolen property, provide copies of pictures as proof. Retain your original pictures as proof of your property. An inventory of valuables will aid with recovering stolen property. After a copy of the police report is obtained, contact your insurance agent. Check on the police report to ensure timely progress is made on your case. Provide your case number to the police detective handling your case. If you choose to use online filing of your police report, follow all the necessary steps in order to process your report and to obtain a case number.
Precautions to take to prevent a burglary: Prevent an auto theft or car break-in, by securing all valuables. This means don’t leave items visible inside the car. Don’t leave valuables, laptops, or credit cards inside the car. Lock the car doors and secure the windows and activate the car alarm. To prevent residential or business burglary attempts, change the locks on all exterior doors and secure the windows. Make sure your doors are secure, repair or replace them if needed. Action Locksmith can help. We have been repairing and installing doors for Michigan residents for over 30 years. Damaged locks are one of our specialties. They can be replacing with new locks such as high-tech smart door locks and improved deadbolt systems.
Make the home look occupied. Don’t leave mail in the mailbox or newspapers and packages on the doorstep. Don’t leave items in the yard to tempt a thief. Install a high-tech alarm and camera system. Install security lighting around the perimeter of your home or business. Contact a locksmith service company about improving your home or business security system. Statistics show that some criminals do return to the same crime scene so make sure to improve your security system to thwart off new or repeat offenders.
Crime is prevalent and it doesn’t discriminate so let Action Locksmith Services help you be prepared. We provide residential locksmith services such as rekeying, deadbolt installation, lock and door repair and installation. For your business we correct code violations, install and repair metal doors and install master key systems as well as card access systems. Locked out of your car? Lost your car keys? Our automotive services can help. We also install and open locked safes. We are a trusted family owned business proudly serving Michigan residents and businesses.
To learn more about our locksmith services and how we can help make your home, business and automobile safe and secure call us at 248-672-0462.