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How to Recover After a Burglary

WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER I’VE BEEN BURGLARIZED?

A home burglary is a horrifying event that can leave residents frozen in fear. After the initial shock has worn off, the victims must try to move forward with their life. Here are five tips on how to recover after a burglary:

1 – Contact The Police

Even if you are not in any imminent danger, it is still a good idea to call the police. The police will be able to determine exactly how the perpetrator entered your home. Furthermore, there could also be other victims within your area.

2 – Strengthen Doors and Keep Windows Locked

As a homeowner, you must take the necessary steps to protect your property. If the entrance-ways are not properly secured, an aggressive criminal can easily kick open the door. Installing a heavy-duty strike plate will definitely provide you with an extra degree of protection.

3 – Install Extra Lighting

Thieves tend to shy away from bright lights. Make sure that the exterior of your home remains well-lit. To minimize electrical costs, install motion-activated lights away from the reach of a burglar.

4 – Invest in a Home Security System

Statistics show that less than 20 percent of the homes in the United States. are protected by an alarm system. Unsurprisingly, the absence of a home security system makes a burglar’s job a lot easier. If you truly want to safeguard your loved ones, home security systems and cameras are a must-have necessity.

5 – Stop Announcing Whereabouts on Social Media

Whether you are on a family trip or at the local shopping mall, never announce your whereabouts on social media. Criminals can use this important information to plot a burglary. Instead of uploading pictures while you are away, wait until you are back in town to share pictures of your vacation.

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