After a Break-In: What Now?
A home or property that has been burglarized is 4 times more likely to be burglarized again.
A burglary is one of the most violating experiences that a property or homeowner can experience. The most disturbing fact is that you can count on intruders coming back. Once they've been in your home or property, they know what you have and can count on insurance replacing what they've already taken.
Knowing that a repeat offense is very likely makes preventing future break-ins even more important. The first move many make post break-in is to invest in an alarm system, which is a good step, but not enough on its own. Installing an alarm will let you know the next time you are being robbed, but it will not stop a repeat offense because it doesn't work until an intruder is already inside your home or property.
The first step should be to implement basic steps to prevent break-ins, one of which is to secure the exterior of your home or commercial property. Installing an alarm system before strengthening the exterior of your home or property is like relying on OnStar to protect you in the event of an accident instead of fastening your seat belt. It simply does not make sense, and an alarm system can be a significant, costly investment.
An alarm does not work until the intruder has already broken in and is inside. The best way to prevent a break-in is to stop intruders from being able to enter your home or commercial property, and that starts with your doors.
To begin securing your home and property to protect yourself and loved ones, start with repairing your damaged door, if necessary. Expect a bill of $500 or more from a carpenter to repair the damaged door jamb. Next, take the necessary steps to secure all of the weak points of your door so that being able to kick it in is not even an option. Studies show that if it is difficult to enter a home, an intruder will simply move on.
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Preventing Future Break-Ins >>
A home that has been broken into is more than 4 times more likely to be broken into again. If you don't secure your home after a break-in, you are asking for a repeat offense.
The first thing that you must do after a break-in is repair your damaged door. If you call a carpenter, expect to pay $500.00 or more.