You want your clients to feel safe. They want to feel safe too. That’s why they use a security service. Providing safety tips is another great way to make your clients feel safer. After all, homeowners would rather pay for an alarm system that has never gone off and hopefully never will. .
Most Burglars Are Someone the Homeowner Has Met
The fact is that most home invaders case a residence in advance. Whether they got a view through the windows while walking down the street, or they recently came into your home to make repairs or spray for pests, a person who robs a private residence is rarely a complete stranger. That means one of the best ways to protect a home is to watch for questionable activity. For example, walk a cable repairman to the location of the problem. If he needs the bathroom, don’t let him wander the house alone.
A “Safe Neighborhood” Is No Excuse for Unlocked Windows
A window may have a sensor attached to alert to it being opened or broken, but that doesn’t mean the homeowner should leave windows unlocked. Burglars love safe neighborhoods since people are more likely to leave doors and windows unlocked during the day. Again, while a monitoring service will respond quickly to such an alert, it’s just better to have the lock secured as an extra safety measure.
Never Let the Home Look Empty
Homeowners need to know that burglars look for signs like a pile of newspapers in the driveway, an overflowing mailbox, a yard that is overgrown, or an unshoveled driveway in winter to see if someone has been out of town for a while. Better to have a trusted friend or neighbor to take care of matters.
Make It Known the Home Is Secure
Burglars don’t want to get caught. If a home is well marked as having a monitored security system and at least one surveillance camera is easily visible, a crime is far less likely to take place. Even if the person knows there are valuables in the house, it’s not worth the risk to race against the fast response of a monitoring service. NMC is happy to help protect residences and commercial properties alike by providing these monitoring services.