How To Keep Your Home Safe While You Are At Work

February 28th, 2020

It may surprise you, but most Waverly break ins happen during the day. In fact a recent survey showed that most break ins happen in the afternoons between 12pm and 4pm. This is especially troubling because most homeowners are at work during that time. In order to protect your home, you need to make sure that you take some extra precautions while you are at work everyday. Here are some of the best ways to keep your home secure during the work week:


1. Lock Everything


Before leaving your house, do a quick check of all the doors and windows. You want to make sure that everything is securely locked before you leave. Don’t forget to check your garage door as well. Locking your doors is extremely effective at reducing crimes of opportunity.


2. Leave A Light On


Indoor lights communicate that people are home, whether they are or not. In the winter months or if you know you will be working late, it’s a good idea to leave a light or two on. Burglars will often see lights, think someone is home, and move on to the next house. A great option is to install a smart home system, that way you can turn your lights on remotely if you are ever caught late at the office.


3. Create Some Noise


Alternatively, you can make some noise in your home as well. Leave on a tv or radio while you are at work. That way if a robber does break in, they will hear the noise, think someone is home, and flee the scene.


4. Mix Up Your Schedule


Often times before a robbery, thieves will scout potential targets. They will go to a Waverly neighborhood and watch for a couple of days to see the routine comings and goings of the residents. If you leave and come home everyday at the same time, they will notice this. So it’s a good idea to switch it up once in awhile. Trying going home for lunch occasionally or varying your work schedule.


5. Get A Monitored Home Security System


Having a home security system is the best way to protect your home while you are gone. First, it works as a strong deterrent to break ins. When criminals see surveillance cameras or hear an alarm, they will move on to a different target. Secondly, if you get a monitored system, if someone does break in, the alarm monitoring company will contact Waverly law enforcement to respond and catch them in the act.


At Iowa Surveillance Team we can help you secure your home while you are at work. We offer the most technologically-advanced home security systems at the most affordable prices. We’ll also review your current home security strategy and offer experts tip and advice to protect your family and home. Give us a call today at our Waverly office to get started. We’ll make sure you are protected whether you are at home or away at work.