Home Safety Tips & Your Homeowner’s Insurance

Home should be the one place where everyone in your family feels safe and secure. Your home should reflect your family’s lifestyle. We work hard for our home and it should be protected.

Unfortunately, it’s a fact of life that there are bad people who want to do us harm and steal our treasured possessions. Whether we’re tucked into bed or heading out for a vacation, by taking a few small steps, you can ensure your family and your home remain safe.

•Lock-up – Check doors and windows for security and keep locked when not in use. Installing alarms or ourdoor lighting can help protect against unwanted burglars.

•Establish a Routine –Use timers to keep up the appearance of a routine inside the home. Lights and music/TV should go on at a regular time each time, regardless of where you are. When you leave home you can leave lights on to give the appearance of someone being home.

•Go High-Tech – There are great options for affordable home security. From security cameras which can broadcast your home from an app on your phone to full-house systems with central monitoring, a home security system is affordable and easy to install.

•Don’t Broadcast –Social media is one of the easiest ways for the bad guys to find out your plans. They watch for vacation pictures and “check-ins”. Keep your plans off the Internet and make sure only true friends can see your posts. It’s easier than ever for you to keep your family and your home safe.

•As you purchase new electronics or home furnishings update your homeowner’s insurance to have adequate coverage.

Follow these few tips and explore the many new ways to secure your home. If you have any questions about protecting your home call us today.