With $4 billion dollars, you could buy the Los Angeles Lakers, the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Chicago Cubs, and a trip for two to the moon, and still have a little cash left to spare. Sadly, this is the value of the property that is stolen annually as a result of burglaries in America.
Burglaries occur with surprising frequency in the United States - one every 18 seconds - and often could have been prevented had the proper safety measures been taken. People seldom realize that small decisions like whether or not to leave a few lights on when they go out can significantly impact the safety of their homes.
Obviously, there is no way to completely eliminate the possibility of a break-in, but there are several simple steps you can take to dramatically reduce the risk of being burglarized. Knowledge is power, and the more you know about and understand who the average burglar is and what he is looking for, the better you can protect yourself and your home.
Mr. Rekey’s DIY guide to home security is full of tips and tricks on how to protect your house. It covers all the basics, from when and where burglaries are most likely to happen, to who commits them and how they do it. Don’t wait until it is too late. By taking the time to make a few small changes today, you can prevent a much greater loss in the future.