One of the worst feelings in the world is to come home to see that all of your things have been thrown around and to realize that you have been robbed. While you can never be 100% safe from having your home fall victim to a burglar, there are steps you can take to lessen your chances severely. Today, the master-planned community of Caliterra in Dripping Springs, TX is sharing 3 tips to keep your home safe from burglars.
Leave a Light On in the Center of Your Home
While everyone knows that leaving a light on while you’re not home is an easy way to deter burglars, it’s all about which light you leave on. If you leave a light on in your front room, then the burglar will know that you simply did that to make them think someone is home. However, if you leave a light on in a room that is centrally located in your home, then the burglar will more than likely assume that someone is home.
Motion Sensor Outdoor Lighting
Using motion sensor outdoor lighting will help to protect your home at night. Place them near the various entry points of your house, as well as on any sides that may have trees or shrubbery that thieves could hide behind. While you could use non-motion sensing lights that simply stay on all night, the motion sensing lights will save a little bit of energy, but also do a more effective job of startling the burglar.
Don’t Hide a Spare Key
There’s no need to hide a spare key under a flower pot or the welcome mat. Those are the first places thieves will look. If someone needs to gain entry to your home, make sure to give them a spare that they can use until giving it back to you. However, if you insist on having a spare key available, keep them in a wall-mounted combination lock box. This way if someone needs the key, you can give them the code.
Doing these 3 simple things will greatly help protect your home from burglars. The master-planned community of Caliterra in Dripping Springs, TX is a tight-knit community where the neighbors look out for each other. To learn more about Caliterra, explore the Caliterra living website today.
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