As travel restrictions are lifted and temperatures rise, New Yorkers are eager to leave the city. However, many of them are unaware that burglaries increase roughly 10 percent during the summer, according to FBI statistics.
There are simple things you can do to make your home less of a target. Safe Blue Security founder and security expert David Quintero has spent 20 plus years working in the home security business with companies like ADT and Brinks.
He recommends a few simple behavior hacks and utilizing technology tools to make your home look lived in while you are away and avoid making your home a target for burglars.
7 Tips to Keep Your Home Safe This Summer
Buy a $4 light bulb that you can turn on and off from your mobile device
Contrary to what most people believe, David says homeowners should keep their curtains open when they’re away
Download a crime-tracking app to learn about your neighborhood
Suspend mail if you’re away for more than a week
If you have a home security system in place, get a yard sign
Don't broadcast your travel plans on social media
Consider adding a home monitoring service for $20/month via a mobile app
Investing in a Home Security System
While all of these simple tricks are important, home security systems alone are enough to deter 60 percent of burglars a UNC study found.
The study surveyed 422 incarcerated individuals to determine what factors burglars consider when selecting a target and the most effective deterrents against burglary. The findings showed that nearly all burglars would confirm if a house has a home security system and 60 percent would avoid the house entirely and seek a new target if they discovered a home security system.
If you are thinking of investing in an affordable home security system Smart Blue Security offers the latest smart home technology to give homeowners the ability to control and secure their home remotely. Users have the power to lock and unlock doors, activate the alarm system, turn lights on and off, adjust the thermostat, and monitor their home from their mobile device.
Safe Blue Security also provides simple and instantaneous access to support that many large security companies cannot offer. David and his team work directly with their customers and provide 24/7 customer service, from changing batteries to help setting up the mobile app. David is committed to ensuring customers’ safety and satisfaction.
Click here to request a free quote from Safe Blue Security for your home.
About Safe Blue Security
Safe Blue Security is a Brooklyn-based alarm company that brings security monitoring to your home or business. The company is affiliated with Brinks.com and Alarm.com, bringing the same technology and home security features at a lower price. Safe Blue Security is a family owned business with more than 20 years of experience in the home security system.