Do you want to make sure your family is safe? Of course, you do. One of our most pressing concerns is the safety of the people about whom we care the most. We have been helping home and business owners in the foothills and piedmont of North Carolina protect what matters most for decades. In that time, we have heard many myths about home and property security.

In this post, we are discussing some prominent security myths and the truth about how to protect your home and family.

Summer and early fall bring pleasant summer sunshine, warm temperatures, and an opportunity for families to spend a lot of quality time together. From Statesville to North Wilkesboro and Mount Airy, business often picks up with an influx of tourists and visitors. Though the piedmont, triad, and foothills are hours from the beach and ocean, we are no strangers to the effects of tropical storms and hurricanes. 

In 2018, two systems impacted our area with wind and flooding rain, one from the Atlantic Ocean and one from the Gulf of Mexico. If a landfalling storm moves fast enough and retains its intensity, it can bring a variety of weather conditions to our area, including:

The Piedmont and Foothills of North Carolina are known for great weather. With mild winters and temperatures at least a few degrees cooler in summer than what are neighbors down east experience, residents in this area spend a lot of time outdoors. The one downside to our amazing weather is the potential for sweltering humidity. With excessive humidity, comes pop up afternoon thunderstorms that often catch us by surprise.

In the US, a home is broken into every seven minutes. Many people picture burglars and intruders operating under the cover of darkness; in fact, though, most break-ins occur during the hours between 6:00 am and 6:00 pm. According to the Department of Justice, 1 million burglaries happen when people are in the home. More than a quarter escalate into violence. These are frightening numbers, so preparing and protecting yourself is essential. How should you respond if you encounter an intruder?

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