Break-ins and what Florida Homeowners can do to stop them (Part 1)

Posted by on Feb 4, 2013 | 0 comments

You hear of read about it almost every day.  Crime statistics show that a home is broken into almost every 13 seconds.  Here are a few things you can do to make sure it doesn’t happen to you.

1.  Harden the Target-  Lock your doors.  As easy as it sounds, some people still keep their doors unlocked.  Use a heavy-duty deadbolt with a one inch throw bolt.  When you move into a new house or apartment, change the door locks.  If you have a sliding glass door, install a wooden dowel or stick into the door track to prevent movement.

2. Install an alarm system-  Burglars will usually bypass a home that they believe has a sophisticated burglar alarm.  Home security statistics tell us that an audible horn or siren must be part of the system.  Not only can this deter a criminal, you may be eligible for discounts on your Florida Home Insurance policy.

Part Two of this post will be uploaded within the next few day.  In the meantime, please contact Focus Insurance Group for more information at 813-712-4191.

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