Preventing break-ins is a popular topic today. In recent years within the USA, violence, and robbery has increased to record numbers in large cities and small towns. Preventing home and business break-ins have become a booming business for locksmith service companies. Within the USA, on an annual basis, over 3.7 million break-ins and home burglaries occur. Approximately 30% of break-ins happen by entering an open or unsecured window or door.
Action Locksmith Services wants you to be aware and make sure your doors and locks are secure.
Your home is vulnerable to other attackers. Protect yourself and your home. Most people think that burglaries happen at night. It is true that some burglaries do occur at night. However, 70% of the burglaries occur between the hours of 6 am and 6 pm while people are working. Here are some break-in prevention tips that can be applied to both residential homes and businesses.
Make sure to use a reputable locksmith service for your residence and business. After a break-in attempt, change the locks on your home and business immediately. Moving forward, educate yourself about up-to-date security methods and systems. If you can, install a security system, including cameras, on your residential or business property. There are new doorbell systems that allow you to monitor your porch from your cell phone. Make sure to leave the lights on or install timers to automatically turn on lights when you are gone making the home look occupied.
If you are going to be out of town long-term, don’t leave newspapers, magazines, or mail in the mailbox. Arrange for someone to fetch your mail or have the post office hold it until you get back. One of the most important things you can do is to educate yourself and family about “stranger danger”, this includes not sharing personal information with unknown people, and letting strangers into your home. If you need work done in your home or business, hire a reputable service company, ask for references and complete a background check.
Keeping the perimeter of your home well-lit by installing security lights is a great deterrent. One of the quickest and easiest things to do to make your home is safe is to regularly check doors and windows and don’t leave them unlocked or open before you go to bed or leave for the day. The garage door and the door leading into the house from the garage needs to be part of the “check”. They are easy to forget, so don’t!
Knowing your neighbors and neighborhood is not only friendly but makes for a safe place to live. Always report any unusual activity in your neighborhood and make sure to share your information at neighborhood meetings. Being aware and knowledgeable as a group can deter crime.
Action Locksmith can help make sure your home or business is secure and up to date by offering a detailed analysis of your security and providing a plan of action. We do everything from re-keying services, access control, door repair, and installing camera security systems. Action Locksmith Inc. has grown into one of the best locksmith companies in Michigan. Our locksmith company is a staunch proponent of supporting Michigan based businesses and products and have proudly serviced Michigan residents for over 25 years, throughout the tri-county areas and beyond.
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