DIY Security Tips to Keep Burglars at Bay [Infographic]

We’re lucky. Charlotte doesn’t have an inordinate amount of property crime, but imagine coming home from a relaxing summer vacation. You just spent a week enjoying the beach with your family, soaking up some much needed Vitamin D and catching up on the sleep you never seem to have enough time for at home. Refreshed but happy to be back in your own house, you push open the front door only to find your house in shambles.
Someone has rooted through your drawers and left books, papers, and clothing strewn about the house, even ransacking your refrigerator. Your stomach drops as you realize jewelry, laptops, and your rainy day fund are nowhere to be found. Your mind reels, and all you can think is, “How did this happen to me?”
Realizing we might have a false sense of security in our homes is not a pleasant thought, but the truth is that a burglary occurs every 18 seconds in the United States resulting in the loss of $4 billion dollars annually. The summer months tend to see the highest burglary rates due to the fact that more people go away on vacation, which leaves burglars with a wide selection of unattended houses to target.
While it is impossible to eliminate the possibility of burglaries completely, there are plenty of simple safety measures you can take to reduce the risk of a break-in. These tips and tricks from the good folks at Mr. Rekey Locksmith are designed to inform you about and equip you against home burglary, so you can enjoy your vacations without having to worry about what you might find when you return home.
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