Protecting Your Home from Burglary


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While burglary may seem like a random act, it often studied and planned by burglars looking for “sure thing” targets. But there’s a lot that you can do to protect your home from burglary. In this presentation, we offer practical measures you can take to make sure your home is safe and secure while you’re away.

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Protecting Your Home from Burglary

  1. 1. Protecting Your Home from Burglary Auto Insurance Specialists AIS compares the rates from multiple California insurancecompanies to help you find the best combination of price and protection.
  2. 2. IntroductionThere’s nothing worse than coming home from vacation to find thatyour house has been burglarized. Now, not only do you likely have amess on your hands, and a possible claim on your homeowner’sinsurance, you’re also missing beloved items.Before you travel, it’s important to take measures to protect your homefrom burglary. In this presentation, we’ll look at ways to do just that.
  3. 3. Think Like a BurglarIn order to protect your home from burglary, you first have to think likea crook. Stand in front of your house and try to see what a burglarwould see. – Is your garbage full of packages that hint to expensive items in your home? – Is your garage securely locked? – Do your bushes and shrubs offer perfect hiding places? – Are your windows open or do they appear easy to penetrate?
  4. 4. Secure Your HomeOnce you’ve evaluated your home for security risks, secure your home. – Make sure your windows are securely locked. – Close all blinds, so a potential thief cannot see inside. – Remove all garbage that indicates any high-dollar items that may be in the home. – Set a timer so your lights come on in the evenings. – Consider installing a motion-sensitive light near your driveway or garage.
  5. 5. Ask for HelpConsider asking a friend or neighbor to check on your house whileyou’re away. Just make sure that you:– Never leave a note for someone on your door.– Never leave your key in a planter or “fake rock” outside of your home.
  6. 6. Have Your Mail StoppedIf you don’t have a friend come by to check on your house and bringin your mail, make sure you have your mail stopped and yourdeliveries held. When mail and packages pile up, it sends a signal toburglars that you’re out of town.
  7. 7. Auto Insurance Specialists Protecting Your Home From BurglaryDisclaimer: This content is offered for educational purposes only and doesnot represent contractual agreements. The definitions, terms and coveragesin a given policy may be different than those suggested here and such policywill be governed by the language contained therein. No warranty orappropriateness for a specific purpose is expressed or implied.Auto Insurance Specialists LLC, CA Insurance Lic. 0524784
  8. 8. Auto Insurance Specialists Contact Us• Visit our Website!• Check out our Facebook Page!• Twitter• Blog• California Office Locator• Or by phone: – Sales: 888-772-4247 – Service: 888-772-4247 – Español: 800-782-0888 – Outside of California 866-946-4247