Are you making mistakes when it comes to your home security systems in Washington, NC? You could have the best monitoring and support but if you’re making these mistakes, you’re setting yourself up for disaster. Burglaries happen every day. According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, homes in the south have a higher rate of damage done on their property and 50-69% of North Carolina residents are the victim of Burglaries.

Even with a security system, you still need to make sure you’re not making key mistakes that mark your home as a target for burglars. Here are 3 key mistakes to avoid so you don’t become a target.

1. Key Under The Welcome Mat

Although hiding your key outside your house may seem like a convenient way to assure you always have access, it is incredibly dangerous. Having it on your porch under the doormat or anywhere else on your porch is the first place any shifty burglar will look. That’s easy entrance into your house. Chances are, if it happens while you’re not home, you won’t even know that you’re being robbed until it’s too late. Don’t make it easy for criminals.

2. Visible Valuables

If people can see you brand new TV, Jewelry, and even your security system from your window, that makes you a target. They can scope you out and see how to get into your home. Don’t let them strategize, keep valuables hidden or obscured. In addition, when it comes to expensive computer and monitor boxes, wait to bring those out until trash day so potential criminals don’t know that you’re a potential target.

3. Total Darkness

It’s important not only to keep your home moderately lit so potential intruders don’t enter your home, but have a fairly well lit yard free of large obstructions. Out of control shrubs and lots of dark corners can be great places for criminals to hide and surprise you if they’re investigating closer to see if you’re really home. Keep your yard well lit and attended to, and also apply timers to your lights to have a safe home.

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Of course, with a great security system and the support East Coast Security Systems provides, any of these mistakes will not destroy you. For over 45 years, we’ve helped homeowners, businesses, educational facilities, industries and healthcare organizations all over NC.

We provide 24-hour local monitoring of residential and commercial burglary, also providing fire protection, security cameras, and access control. If you’re interested in talking to us how we can help with your security needs in Greenville, NC call us at (866) 818-2221 or request a quote.