How to Conceal Your Valuables
My Alarm Center understands how devastating a home break-in can be, and that’s why we strive to keep our customers aware of ways to keep valuables concealed and prevent themselves from falling victim to losing valuables. Protect your family with these easy home security steps:
Avoid the Usual Places
When a burglary occurs, the intruders are interested in getting in and out as quickly as possible. Therefore, they’ll be looking in the usual places to find easy-to-steal valuables such as expensive jewelry. This makes a jewelry box or dresser drawer a bad place to store these items. Avoid obvious hiding spots.
Control Viewing Possibilities
During the day, it’s difficult for people to see in your home. However, once the sun sets, anyone outside can easily see in your windows when your lights are on, and you can’t see them unless you peer out. One home security measure you can take is to hang dark curtains that can be closed during the evening. This prevents potential burglars from monitoring your activities and staking out the home in preparation for a quick burglary.
Don’t Keep Large Sums of Cash
We all need savings in the event of unexpected emergencies or expenses. However, that should never be in the form of large sums of cash in your home. Not only can it be easily stolen, but it can be difficult to prove to your insurance company and even harder to recover. Keep all your cash saved in your bank. They are insured, and you won’t have to worry about the allure the knowledge of cash savings creates if anyone were to find out.
Consider Your Passwords
In today’s highly technological world, thieves aren’t confined to traditional robberies. Today, they can achieve behind the screen of a computer or other device. It can be difficult to track down hackers, and, every year, they incur costs of more than $445 billion in our country alone. In order to ensure your virtual assets and information are protected:
- Change your passwords regularly
- Include numbers and special characters
- Don’t use the same password or similar variations for all accounts
An Ounce of Prevention
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and this old adage certainly rings true when it comes to home security. Every year, an estimated 3.7 million household burglaries occur in our country. While we like to think it could never happen to us, if you fail to put up advanced safeguards, you increase your chances of becoming an unfortunate statistic. By following these convenient tips, in addition to arming your home security system, you can be on your way to giving your possessions the best protection against theft.