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With the whole family at home, now is the time to develop a home security plan. Don your homemade face masks and stage a break-in of your own home. Challenge each other to find all the different ways that someone could get into your house when you are not at home. Once you have identified the weaknesses it is time to develop your plan.
Start with the view from the street. Are there dark shadows where a criminal could easily hide? Does the landscaping offer easy access to first-floor windows? Are there visible indications of security such as cameras or alarm system signs? Next move on to your entry points. Is it easy to spot the fake rock that hides your spare house key? Is the code for your garage door easy to guess? Can you open any of your windows? Could you open the doors by force? Next, consider your lifestyle. Are your patterns predictable? Can a watchful observer determine whether anyone is home? Do your lights and TV alert someone that you are not at home?
Once we get past the initial crisis, the anticipated economic downturn and corresponding high unemployment levels will create new criminals and the number of home invasions will increase. During the last recession, Georgia was one of the leading states for copper thefts. Thieves were stealing copper wiring, copper pipes, and copper coils from AC units, making a few dollars for themselves while costing homeowners thousands in repair costs. Protect your home now so that you do not become a victim.
Adding to your home security will not only protect your home and possessions but you will also increase your home’s value and market appeal which put actual money back into your pocket when its time to sell your home. Plus when you prevent crime at your own home you help to reduce the overall crime rate for your neighborhood which is a key determiner of home values. With mortgage rates at all-time lows, it is even easier to finance a home security upgrade and go back to work knowing that your home is secure.
Author: Christine Austine
Georgia Home and Business Security Solutions