Seasonal Home Services Help Prevent Your Home From Being A Target For RobbersReading Time: 2 minutes
After investing in your home, seasonal or permanent, the last thing you want is unwelcome visitors. It isn’t difficult for robbers (or squatters) to notice that a house is unoccupied for months at a time, even with a couple of lamps set on timers. We believe you shouldn’t have to worry about the safety of your home whenever you aren’t there, which is why we offer home maintenance for your vacant home, helping it seem less vacant to potential robbers. Our seasonal home services include inspections which means we regularly visit your home.
Thinking of summer brings along visions of beach days, reading in the sun, taking road trips, enjoying time off work, peak break-in season… Wait.
The FBI reports that crime rates increase by approximately 10% during June, July, and August. The reasoning behind this is debated; ranging from “people are less vigilant about security when they’re on vacation” to “robbers are just cranky from the heat.”
Whatever the reason, you will want to make your home as small of a target as possible, especially during the summer months.
A report done by the police in cooperation with the Florida Community Policing Forum (CPF) and the Our Neighborhood Florida Forum helped identify peak crime times during the week. These were stated as Mondays between 8 a.m. and noon, Tuesdays and Wednesdays between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays between 8 a.m. and noon, and Sundays between noon and 4 p.m.
What Makes My Home A Target?
While sometimes robbers choose to target the securest of homes, most times they look for certain qualities before deciding to break in.
- Generally, robbers target homes that they can get in and out of quickly, without making any noise.
- They will avoid well-lit areas or motion-detecting lights since these can draw the attention of neighbors or people in the house.
- Homes that are vacant for months are a major target since robbers have plenty of time to look around and take what they want.
- If valuables such as the TV, speakers, or computers are visible from the window, robbers are more likely to try to break-in because they can already see what they will take.
How Can I Make My Home Less Of A Target?
No one wants to arrive at their home away from home and find their things gone or tampered with, so making your home less of a target for robbers is a huge priority.
Ensure all your doors are locked when you leave the house, as well as making sure to not leave any ladders or tools outside. These can be used to get to second-story windows or to break the locks of the main doors of the house.
Ideally, you’d have your home seem as if it’s occupied when you aren’t there. That’s where we come in…
Regular home inspections have many benefits and include checks for gas and water leaks. This keeps your home flood and fire-free, while also making your home look occupied when you aren’t there for months at a time and deterring any potential thieves.
At Nest Home Management, we do weekly or bi-weekly checks. We are happy to cater for personal requests as well and can water your plants, charge your car battery, and forward your mail, all while scaring off potential thieves.
We provide exclusive services to owners of seasonal homes in South Palm Beach county, protecting and caring for your home away from home and giving you complete peace of mind while you’re away. Contact us today at (561) 705-4549.