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5 Tips for Securing Your Home

November 1st, 2022

Although crime rates in the Jacksonville area are below average compared to the rest of the state, it’s still important to consider the security of your home. Over the years, our team at Evergreen Home Buyers has become quite good at securing our properties in Jacksonville, which is why we’ve compiled a list of 5 tips for securing your home so that you can gain peace of mind knowing that you, your loved ones, and your property are safe.

1. Befriend Your Neighbors
It’s never a bad idea, especially if you’re new to a community, to befriend your neighbors. Becoming acquainted with the surrounding neighbors is a great way to ensure the security of your home, particularly for the times you need to be away. Plus, getting to know your neighbors means they are more likely to notice and notify you of suspicious activity happening on your property.

2. Don’t Overshare on Social Media
Although you might not realize it, you could be making your home more vulnerable to burglaries through social media. It’s tempting to post all the details of your new home; however, we want to caution you not to overshare on social media. For example, suppose you post all the amazing features of your home along with a photo of your family standing proudly in front of your new house. Unfortunately, this has now given potential thieves a road map of where your property is and how to find your valuable belongings, meaning this is something to be mindful of when sharing your property on social media.

3. Install Motion-Triggered Lights
Before going all out and purchasing an alarm system, you may decide to install motion-triggered lights. Criminals love the dark, which is why installing motion-triggered lights around your home can help deter theft and keep these unwanted ‘visitors’ away. If someone is trying to sneak up on your property and a light turns on suddenly, it should get them to leave immediately.

4. Select a Specialized Surveillance System
For those who want to take it beyond just installing motion-triggered lights, you might select a specialized surveillance system. Although they can be a little pricey, these systems will help you monitor and secure your property – even if you’re not physically home. In addition, many security companies offer features like live remote viewing, instant playback, and push notifications of intrusions to your phone.

5. Plan for Away-Time
Do you have a plan for when it’s necessary to be away from your home? Beyond relying on your neighbor or security system, our recommendation is to hire someone to keep an eye on your house and to maintain things like the lawn so that it doesn’t look like no one’s home. If this is the route you choose, you might also consider letting your neighbors know to expect a new face around your property when you’re away.

Final Thoughts
Considering and integrating our suggestions will help make your home more secure than ever. However, staying vigilant and alert is important, particularly when you’re most vulnerable, such as being alone at night. If you still find that the crime rates in your neighborhood are affecting the security of your home, it might be time to consider re-locating.

At Evergreen Home Buyers, we can buy your house AS-IS for cash and close in as little as two weeks! So, for a completely quick and painless way to sell your home for cash faster, visit www.selltoevergreenjax.com today.

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