Arnold, Bruce & Doerfler Insurance Blog
The world can be pretty scary at times. With the increasing number of people getting held up and robbed, it's comforting to know that you are safe in the comfort of your own home. But, what if you're not?
If burglars can't rob people in the streets, then they'll turn to home invasion as a means of getting what they want. And if your house seems easy enough to burglarize, then chances are they will do so. With that, it's important to make sure that you take that extra step in securing your home. And don't worry, it doesn't entail paying a hefty price. Here's how:
1. Secure Your Doors And Windows
Always make sure that you lock your doors and windows if you have to leave or when you have to tuck yourself in. Of course, it's also important to make sure that your locks aren't faulty or easy to force open. Instead of settling for just a spring-latch lock, add a robust deadbolt lock. While for your windows, consider adding a second layer of protection by installing window bars.
2. Turn The Lights On
Whether you're home or not, it's essential to make your home look occupied by turning some of the lights on. Burglars are a lot less likely to break into a house filled with people. If your front porch or backyard is also looking dark, consider installing some exterior lights to make it easy for you to spot anyone lingering around your property.
3. Get A Security System
Don't be reluctant to spend a little extra when it comes to things that would further secure you and your family. Having a security system is very helpful in making your house safer and in giving you more peace of mind. But as I said earlier, you don't necessarily have to spend a lot to make this happen. Several home security systems are now being offered at an affordable cost. Now, if you want to go old school, then you can simply get a dog, and don't worry, it doesn't necessarily have to be a K9. As long as they can bark and bring attention to a possible burglar, then they can surely help keep them away.
It only takes a few simple steps in making sure that you keep your home, yourself, and your family safer. And you know what they say, better safe than sorry, right? So go ahead and take that extra step and make your home a safer place to live in. At Arnold, Bruce & Doerfler Insurance, we put our clients first by offering them policies that they can afford. Learn more about our products and services by calling our agency at (503) 222-1951. You can also request for a free quote by CLICKING HERE.