Each year more than 2 million homes are burglarized, costing
victims an estimated $3.5 billion, reports the Burglary Protection
Council. Following a few basic tips can help protect you from
becoming another victim.
- Keep all entrances, including doors, windows and pet entrances,
closed and securely fastened. Doors should be made of heavy-duty
wood or metal and fastened with high-quality deadbolts. Windows
should have window locks.
- Secure your sliding glass doors with metal rods or plywood in
- Don't leave ladders or tools outside your home that could help
an intruder break in.
- Install a peephole in your front door.
- Invest in a home security system and post signs indicating your
home is protected.
General Casualty also recommends creating a home inventory list
so you can easily identify what items are missing or damaged if
needed. We suggest using this Home Inventory
Checklist from another QBE Regional company, Unigard.
Contact your local independent agent for more information about
how to protect your home or create a home inventory.