The town of Wylie, Texas is a safe place for your family and a great place to call home. In fact, only 27% of Texas towns are safer.
But, as most homeowners know, it’s best to prepare for the unexpected.
That’s why today we are giving you seven tips on how to protect yourself, your home, and most importantly, your family, from burglary.
In 2016, it’s easy to let all of your friends and family know when, where and why you’ll be away thanks to social media. The first rule of vacationing is don’t mention any of your travel plans online! Posting on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram about your upcoming vacation makes you an easy target for a potential burglar.
Deadbolt Your Door
Let’s state the obvious – your door is safer if it’s locked. Take your protection to the next level with a deadbolt lock. Deadbolts make it more difficult to get in through your door. This will discourage your burglar because the longer it takes, the likelier they are to get caught. Find the perfect lock here.
Get an Alarm
One of the most effective ways to deter a burglary is by adding an alarm system. Security alarms will alert you when someone has entered your home and also have the ability to scare away the potential burglar.
Make sure your home is well lit. If a home looks unoccupied or dark, it is a target for theft. It’s hard to see someone breaking into a home if they cannot be seen.
All in all, protecting your home to keep burglars out should be the main priority for you and your family. Learn more about our community and why we think it will be a good, safe fit for you!