Keeping your home safe is a big job, and you want to make sure take the necessary steps to get it done. I have come across an article that does a great job laying out some necessary steps to securing your home.

According to the Department of Justice and the FBI, of the more than 2 million burglaries reported in 2010, 73.9 percent took place in residential homes rather than businesses.

While burglaries did decrease by 2 percent in 2010 when compared to 2009 (2011 statistics are still being compiled), burglary remains a fact of life.

Despite these alarming statistics, you’re not at the mercy of the would-be burglars.

Recent studies (including the Greenwich Study of Residential Security conducted by Drs. Simon Hakim, Gideon Fishman and Yochanan Shachmurove) have found that alarm systems are the single most effective way to reduce the risk of burglary.

If you already live in a house or want to purchase a house that fits that description, don’t fear.

In addition to those tips, the following steps can help you protect your home and provide a sense of security for your family.

Lock doors and windows.

Keep garage and tool shed locked.

Clear obstructions in your yard, like bushes near windows, that might conceal a burglar.

Change your locks when moving into a new house or apartment.


There is more to this article, and they really go over the topic well. You can read the rest of it here. Be sure to check it out!