Your home is supposed to be your family’s safe haven where fond memories are made and relaxing evenings are spent after a long busy day. If your home is under-protected or you’ve had a recent burglary, these reasons can contribute to the unwanted feeling of being not safe in your own home. There are over a million burglaries in the United States in 2019, and while the numbers are down from previous years, no one wants to become a victim of home break-ins. Using a few simple home security tips and tricks, you can protect your family, home, and belongings from potential burglaries and increase your feeling of security while being at home or away. At the most basic level making your home more secure can decrease the chances of a burglar entering your home. That is why we have put together a helpful list of home security tips to keep your home protected.
Planning a weekend trip or a long vacation stay? There are a lot of things to take care of and organize before you leave. Aside from packing your luggage, double-checking your list, and adding those finishing touches to your travel itinerary, you should also plan to prepare your home before leaving. A lot can happen while you’re away, from damaging leaks, forgetting to lock your door, and even burglar attempts; it’s important to do everything you can to ensure your home is protected. Here is a list of seven things homeowners do before going on vacation.
North Carolina is known for a lot of good things. We have a reputation for having good sweet tea and great BBQ, the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and unique beaches in the Outer Banks, and fast-growing cities and charming small towns. If you have recently relocated to the foothills or piedmont, you were probably greeted by friendly faces. You can count on your neighbors to take care of your pets and watch over your property while you are away. With so many great people here, it is easy to forget there are a few who would do you harm. Each year, there are over 50,000 burglaries in North Carolina.
You owe it to yourself and your family to research burglar alarms. What is a burglar alarm? Why do you need one? How can you get one? Here is a quick primer on burglar alarms.
It is officially winter in the piedmont and foothills of western North Carolina. The nights are long and the days short. The winter months can feel long and cold, but families can find ways to get outside and enjoy our beautiful area. With so many working from home and learning remotely, families are spending more time than ever at home. When we do leave the house, it can be easy to forget the safety protocols that were once so routine for your family. Nevertheless, where so many things have seemingly changed this year, one thing that remains is that there are some people who do bad things.
When you leave the house, you need as much security as possible. Some are more desperate than ever to attempt burglary in our neighborhoods. Security cameras are both a deterrent to burglaries and an invaluable resource in the event one occurs. For central and western North Carolina residents, here is what you need to know about residential security camera installation.