How to Secure Your Home Against Burglary

How to Secure Your Home From Burglars

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Decrease the odds of your home being targeted by burglars with the following home safety tips.

Thieves and burglars look for homes which lack adequate security. Suffice to say, a home with the proper home security will deter most criminals, and vastly decrease the chances of your home being a primary target for burglars. Your thoughts on security may default directly to the monetary cost of installing security features. Most home insurance companies offer discounts for homeowners who have installed extra measures of good security. Here are a few home safety tips to secure your home against burglary.

Door Bell 

Burglars tend to ring the doorbell or knock on the door to check to see if someone is home prior to breaking in. With technology like the Ring Video Doorbell you can deter criminals and prevent break-ins from ever occuring—even if you’re not home. By connecting Ring Video Doorbell to your smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can see and speak with whomever’s at your door from anywhere in the world, giving off the illusion of your presence at home


Deadbolt locks are best for home security. They are locked using the key from the exterior and a thumb turn on the interior. The key slot, or cylinder, should be pick-resistant.


The material of both the door and the door frame should be made of sturdy material. Metal or solid wood that are at least 1 ¾ inches thick should be the only doors you consider. Even the most advanced lock, if placed on a structurally weak door, will not keep out a determined burglar.

A peephole (wide-angle viewer) in the door is safer than a door chain for identifying visitors.

By taking these into consideration, you are giving your home the best chance to discourage criminals from targeting it. Contact your insurance agent to discuss coverages.   Your team at Hoffman Brown Company in Sherman Oaks, California is happy to help you.

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