A burglary in your home is a alarming and downright scary — especially if you happened to be inside when the intruders were in action. But short of moving houses, you're probably going to feel unsafe until something gets done to restore your confidence in your home. Here are some steps to help you feel safe in your home once again after a burglary.
Get Every Lock Changed in the House
Some homeowners' usually only replace locks on doors that have been broken into. While the intruder may have entered through a particular part of your home, you're probably better off getting every lock in the house changed. This is because you never know how much knowledge the intruder has gained while he or she was inside.
For example, a set of keys left on your dining table is the perfect opportunity for the burglar to either 'borrow' it or take an imprint to create a duplicate set for getting into your house once again at a later date. Securing your entire property is important after a burglary so get a locksmith to change every lock for your own peace of mind.
Consider Installing a Home Security System
Cameras and CCTV home security systems act as a deterrent for burglars who will likely give your property a miss in the future if you have them on your premises. When you feel like you're ready to take action, the security system will keep an eye on the perimeter of your property so that you can rest a little more easily inside. You can either set up security cameras on your own or you can get a security expert to install these for you. Your locksmith will be able to guide you with the right choices for home monitoring.
Secure Windows with Locks
You'll be surprised at how much window locks are overlooked but the truth is that they are an easy target for burglars to get into your property. The best thing to do after your house has been burgled is to secure all windows with locks apart from your front and back doors. Locked windows are not easy to penetrate through because of the noise they will create. This will make it harder for burglars to get into your home and they may skip it all together. Deadbolt locks are usually sturdy and can keep your windows as secure as possible.
A burgled home will continue to feel unsafe until you take some action. Get a locksmith service to install sturdy locks on all your entry points for a safer property.