Did you know that homes in the United States are victims of burglary every 15 seconds? That’s an alarming statistic especially when you pair it with the fact that the average homeowner loses nearly $2,000 in stolen goods or property damage. If you’re planning a holiday getaway in the upcoming week, this is the perfect scenario for burglars to strike, so follow the tips below in order to keep your home safe:
- Shine The Light: having motion sensor lighting installed around the outside of your home will act as a great deterrent for burglars. These types of lights turn on when someone or something walks past it’s motion sensor and casts down a bright light. Most burglars don’t like to operate when they can be seen.
- Time Is Money: especially when it comes to this situation. Putting your lights on a timer will not only help you save money while you’re away, it can make it seem like somebody is home at specific times during the day or night.
- Draw The Blinds: before you head out of town, be sure to pull your shades or drapes closed. Leaving them open can allow for a potential burglar to “window shop” before breaking and entering.
- Ask A Neighbor To Keep Their Eye Out: it’s a good idea to notify your neighbors when you are going away. Ask them to keep an eye on the house and to notify you if anything seems suspicious.
Lon Lockwood Electric specializes in residential installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical work in Rochester, New York. As a locally owned company, we understand the pride of Rochester, NY residents in our great city and the surrounding counties. Call us today at (585) 766-4702 for information about security lighting.