Should You Trust Your Neighbor?

There are thousands of householders, who are not being able to exercise basic security measures since they have high expectations from their neighbors when it comes to keeping their homes safe from theft and burglaries.

One out of every four people is found to say that the key to feel safe from burglary and other domestic issues is having neighbors who you can trust.

Here are a few things to take care of to avoid events like burglary.

Sensible precautions – We all are blessed with common sense. We just need to apply it in our daily lives. People make common mistakes of leaving their doors unlocked or windows open. Such carelessness could invite burglars and thieves inside your house. Tenants must check with their landlords if there are provisions for extra security measures in their houses.

Protecting your investment – It goes without saying that if you have changed houses, or have shared keys with someone you do not trust anymore or have misplaced your house keys, you must change your locks right away. Homes are typically the single largest investment that people make. Homeowners, who do not have any home insurance, must be careful about protecting their houses. Homeowners with home insurance, on the other hand, must be aware of the fact that unless a burglary shows forced entry, an insurer has every right to question the claim.

Know your neighbors – It is important to stay acquainted with your neighborhood. Once you have an idea about the people staying near your house, it gets easier to track down a stranger around your block. If there is enough communication among neighbors, burglaries and thefts can be kept under check. This certainly does not imply that we need to be best friends with our neighbors. one just needs to have information about who resides in which house, what cars they have, who are their children and things like that. We must always inform our neighbors in case we find someone checking up on their houses.

The Power of Hello – There is no harm in waving a friendly Hello to your neighbors when you see them. Acknowledge people who you do not know, too. It is important to send out the message that you are engaged in your neighborhood and you are attentive to whatever is happening around your house.


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