Home security is an important topic to address because burglaries happen on a regular basis due to neglect from homeowners and renters. To prevent break-ins, people have to become familiar with ways on protecting their homes and be aware of the tips on how to deal and report a crime to the police if they get in such a situation. By controlling access, providing visibility, and maintaining your property, you are not only protecting your belongings and home, but also yourself and your family.
This information is designed to provide you with knowledge and tips on how you can enhance the security of your home and property focusing on TIME, SOUND and VISIBILITY:
TIME: Criminals generally target homes they know they can easily access without getting caught; they try to find homes where they can easily get in and out as quickly as possible. Many homeowner make it easy for burglars to enter their homes. Whether it be an unlocked door or open garage, thieves can make their way in and out in a jiff. By locking your doors, windows and garage, you add discouragement by the time and trouble they have to put in to entering a securely locked home.
SOUND: Burglars are also discouraged by sound such as barking dogs or home security alarms will bring unwanted attention to criminals. Thieves are likely to move onto the next home that is quiet allowing them to enter without drawing attention to the property.
VISIBILITY: Burglars and criminals tend to focus on darker areas because it means they are less likely to get caught if they can’t be seen. Home with trees blocking the front door and are poorly lit at night are perfect targets because thieves can simply run and hide. To help avoid this situation, keeps trees and bushes trimmed and the home well-lit.
What are some simple things you can do to prevent burglaries?
– Get a dog
– Be smart about who you let into your home.
– Always complete a background check and ask for references for contracts or works
– Install a home security system and camera doorbell.
– Get to know your neighbors
-Make sure your doors and windows are locked
– Don’t accept unsolicited help.
– Install lights outside your doorstep area so that your home is well-lit
– Be careful with what you throw in the trash
-Keep you home well-kept
By being proactive on the above items can help keep you and your family safe from criminals.
The following are some local crime statistics:
The overall crime rate in Friendswood is 67% lower than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 2.45 daily crimes that occur in Friendswood. Friendswood is safer than 87% of the cities in the United States. In Friendswood you have a 1 in 113 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The overall crime rate in League City is 37% lower than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 4.72 daily crimes that occur in League City. League City is safer than 67% of the cities in the United States. In League City you have a 1 in 59 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The overall crime rate in Pearland is 23% lower than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 5.83 daily crimes that occur in Pearland. Pearland is safer than 58% of the cities in the United States. In Pearland you have a 1 in 48 chance of becoming a victim of any crime.
The table shows that the overall Seabrook, TX crime rate is 61% lower than the Texas average and is 57% lower than the national average. Looking at violent crime specifically, Seabrook, TX has a violent crime rate that is 62% lower than the Texas average and 57% lower than the national average.
When moving into a new area it’s always good to know local crime statistics.
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