Article provided by Robbie Richards, Mr. Rekey
Some people envision an intimidating man with a five o’clock shadow carrying a crowbar. He is probably dressed in black pants and a black and white striped shirt, and don’t forget the little black eye mask and beanie to top it all off. Others might picture a member of the crew from Ocean’s Eleven, some high-stakes professional outfitted with top-of-the-line gadgets and decked out in a fancy suit.
While these stereotypes may work in the movies, the truth is that burglars often live within 2 miles of the homes they target and are generally amateurs just out to make a quick buck. With more than 1.7 million burglaries occurring annually in the United States, your home could be at greater risk of a break-in than you realize.
Your home should be a place in which you feel safe and secure.
Are you taking all the necessary precautions to keep out potential invaders?
There are several common mistakes people make that put their homes at risk of a break-in. These things might seem trivial, such as hiding a spare key on the porch or never leaving any lights on when you are away after dark, but they can have a significant impact on the safety of your home.
The Mr. Rekey DIY Home Security Guide walks you through the burglary basics and helps you better protect your house against burglars by avoiding the simple mistakes that can attract them. Inform yourself about burglary today, so you don’t become its victim tomorrow.