Daytime Burglary Prevention for the Home

October 24th, 2019



Many of us think of nighttime when we think of burglaries and home invasions; however, this isn't always the truth. This is a very common misconception because robberies can actually happen at any time of the day while homeowners and their families are out at work, school, or just running errands.

So, what can you do to help prevent daytime burglary? Read on for a few helpful tips to keep in mind.

 

Don't Stick to a Routine

While you may have a successful routine in place, you will soon find out that criminals tend to watch their targets prior to breaking in to ensure a smooth break-in. When watching your home, they will take special notice of what time you leave and get home from work, when the mail comes, and also how active your neighbors are during the day.

When possible, switch up your activity and find some flexibility in your schedule so that it isn't always so routine and predictable.

 

Always Lock Doors and Windows

This may seem pretty obvious, but it is also something that is easily forgotten. It also leaves one more thing a burglar will notice when scoping out your home and property.

One year, more than 30 percent of burglaries were classified as unlawful entries. This means that they did not need to force their way into the home.

 

Hide the Valuables

You also don't want to give any indication that you have any valuables in the home that the burglar can get to. If you have large boxes in the trash (for example, the box that contained your new television), you want to fold them down as much as possible and make it, so they aren't sitting on the curb showing off to everyone what the product was.

You also need to keep all valuables out of sight of windows or doors. All it takes is one peek inside for the burglar to determine if it is worth breaking into your home.

 

Install a Security System

The biggest and most proactive thing you can do to protect your home, your belongings and your family is to install a high-quality security system. You should also be sure to place a sign from your security vendor in your yard or close to the home to advertise that you have a security system in place.

Video surveillance systems are even better because you will have security cameras around the home that you will be able to monitor and check from time to time and when needed. You will have access to real-time video feeds on your mobile device once signing into your account.

As you can see, there are many ways you can prevent a burglary from happening during the daytime. As long as you stay diligent and consistent with your security efforts, you can avoid becoming another statistic.

For more information on video surveillance systems and the type of security cameras, you can choose for your home, contact Triton Global Services today to get started.