The good news, according to the FBI, is that fall and winter see fewer burglaries than summer. Still, as you prepare your property for the changing seasons, it is a great time to take a few precautions for your safety and security.
Light the Darkness. Provide ample lighting around entryways and walkways. Leave lights on inside your home or business so that it is easier for those passing by to see if something suspicious is going on. Motion sensing flood lights can help deter burglars and are a nice convenience for you and your guests.
Keep Doors and Windows Locked. Keeping your doors and windows locked at all times is still the best way to prevent crime. Place a dowel or board into the track of sliding doors or windows to prevent them from opening, even if unlocked.
Trim back bushes and trees. Remove overgrown brush or other structures that can provide cover. Cut limbs from providing access to the roof or upper floor windows.
Avoid Providing Too Much Info on Social Networks. With all the after-school programs, fall activities, and the trip to visit family for Thanksgiving, it is tempting to share your whereabouts on social media. Keep your social media accounts private, so that only those you trust are able to view your posts.
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