Most of us lead busy lives, and there’s no time more hectic than when you’re headed out the door. Whether you’re helping the family get ready, or hunting for your keys, even the slightest distraction can derail your entire schedule. When you’re getting ready to leave for the day, chances are your home security is not the first thing on your mind—but it should be. This simple three-minute SAFE routine from Travelers can help you to deter thieves and keep your home safe:
Secure your home: Close and lock all windows and doors, all year long. An open window might offer fresh air, but it is also an invitation. Thieves going door-to-door with flyers sometimes knock and try the door to see if it opens, giving them easy access to your home.
Arm your security system: Even if you are only running a brief errand, get in the habit of always turning on your home security system. Thieves can break in to your home in a matter of minutes, so it is always better to leave your home protected.
Follow the forecast: Check the weather forecast in advance, so you can be prepared with appropriate weather gear and leave yourself more time to focus on closing up your home.
Evaluate your exterior: Before you leave, do a quick scan of your home’s exterior, looking for flyers, newspapers, or anything else that might suggest your absence.
Give yourself some peace of mind by taking a few extra minutes to secure your home. To learn more about keeping your home safe, contact The Reis Group.