People these days are very conscious about the safety of their residences. As a result, statistics show a declination in the rate of home theft. But the sad news is, no matter how much the rate drops, criminals are always out there. Given the slightest chance, criminals will break into your house and steal whatever they can.
Though you canâ€™t say it for sure, there are some common signs indicating a criminalâ€™s presence around your home.Â
AnÂ UnknownÂ Vehicle
A vehicle which is unknown both to you and your neighbors always raises a question. This dawdling vehicle might be parked for a long time and might return at random periods. Either way, this is a typical method for a burglar to learn your daily routine.
Presence ofÂ StrangersÂ
NearÂ YourÂ Home:
You can easily mark a person walking by or jogging in front of your house. They have the appropriate attire and attitude. If youâ€™re around for a while, you should be able to identify your neighbors too. But anyone not matching the profile, looking suspicious, deserves your attention. Take a minute or two to judge that person, donâ€™t hesitate to contact legal authorities if necessary.
A Random Request:
Thieves are opportunists. Theyâ€™ll strike whenever the iron is hot! So, beware of any random requests that come up at your door. If a stranger comes to your door asking to use the phone, your bathroom or a glass of water, try to make sure they donâ€™t have unrestricted access to your home. Because that person might be a burglar making an attempt to have a better look at your home.
Recent Work Done to Your Home:
Often burglars have a job that gives them access to peopleâ€™s home. He could be a handyman who visited your house for an emergency fix. He could be a landscaper, painter, a plumber or a door-to-door salesman. Beware if one of them suddenly shows up to your house without any particular reasons.
These signs might be as subtle, as you can imagine, but for the betterment of your own security, you always have to keep a wary eye to notice them.
Home Safety When You Are Away:
Your home is in the most vulnerable state when you are away for a long trip or vacation. Follow these steps to prevent any harm:
â€¢ Never share your itinerary publicly on social media. This is spoon feeding to the burglar.
â€¢ Ask your newspaper and mail provider to hold for the period which you are away. This way they wonâ€™t pile up in front of your home.
â€¢ Maintain a friendly relation with your neighbors and notify them while leaving. This way they can keep an eye open while you are away and notify you of any suspicious activity.
â€¢ Notify your alarm services about your absence.
Your permanent residence is a precious asset. So, to protect your home against any unexpected events, you should have proper investment property insurance so that you can have peace of mind if something theft by any third parties.
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We ask that every contributor and expert answer the Identity 5 questions in keeping with our theme. Their answers can be random and, in the moment, or they can be aligned with the current article they have written. In that way, and as a team, we hope to encourage and motivate each other, thus inspiring you to Get All A’s.
What have you accepted within your life, physically and/or mentally? Additionally, what are you still working on accepting? Now, weâ€™re not talking about resignation, rather stepping into, embraced, and owned.
I am trying to accept myself. Writing is a way to love myself actually.
Appreciation is everything. What have you learned to appreciate about yourself and/or within your life, physically and mentally? On the other hand, OR in contrast, are there elements of who you are that youâ€™re still working on appreciating?
Perseverance & Patience. I am persistent of doing something I like, yet lack the patience to complete it.
Share with us one of your most rewarding achievements in life? Tell us not only what makes YOU most proud but also share the goals and dreams that you still have.
The most rewarding achievement of my life is yet to come.
Of course, we all have imperfections, or so we think. In truth, we are all perfectly imperfect. What are your not-so-perfect ways? Likewise, what imperfections and quirks create who you areâ€”your Identity?
I am too much perfectionist. It is making me a procrastinator in a way.
â€œI Love Myâ€¦â€ is an outlet for you to appreciate and express all the positive traits that make youâ€¦wellâ€¦YOU! In fact, sharing what you love about yourself will make you smile, feel empowered, and uplift your spirit and soul. (We assure you!) Therefore, Identity challenges you to complete the phrase â€œI Love Myâ€¦?â€
I have a sarcastic personality, and very few people knew that yet.