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Protecting your home

Your home is considered a safe haven, but how safe are you in your own home?

Burglary is defined by the U.S Department of Justice as the unlawful entry of a structure to commit a felony or theft.

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Statistics show, that incidents related to burglaries have been increasing significantly over the past few years. With this in mind, it is very important to take precautionary measures to protect your home and your family from burglars. {mosimage}

To help you avoid these unfortunate incidents from happening, your SeniorCareHomes.com team has put some safety guidelines together. Please read more to view some reminders on how to avoid intruders in your homes:

  1. Never let strangers inside your house.
  2. Make sure to lock all your doors and windows at all times.

  3. Install and use a peephole and never open your door automatically unless you know and trust the person at your doorstep.
  4. Get proper identification documents from delivery persons before letting them inside your home.

  5. Be sure to leave lights on when you go out at night.
  6. Do not leave any notes on your door when going out.

  7. Use timer to turn lights on and off when leaving for a long trip or vacation.
  8. Inform your neighbors and the police if you will be gone for a long period of time.

  9. For home repairs, make sure you only deal with reputable companies or individuals who are trusted and referred by friends and family.
  10. Call 911 and do not go inside your house if you suspect that a stranger is in your home.

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Kate Allado, Senior Care ExpertAbout the Author: Catharine D. Allado is a Senior Care Expert and the COO of SeniorCareHomes.com – A trusted and comprehensive online directory of Senior Care Homes such as Assisted Living, Nursing Homes and other types of Senior Housing in California, Florida, New York, Arizona and the rest of the United States. SeniorCareHomes.com also provides FREE Assisted Living options to help seniors and families find the best Senior Housing on the planet!

 

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Kate’s grandmother battled Alzheimer’s Disease and Kate personally understands what millions of families are going through. She not only is very passionate in making a difference in the lives of others, but also supporting organizations that are researching a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease.
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