She Posted Her Terrifying Story About Dealing With Burglars In Order to Spread Awareness
Every fifteen seconds, a burglary happens in the United States, and only seventy percent of thieves use force to gain entry into a home. This is a frightening occurrence, and one that almost happened to Kim Cernigliaro, had she not been so intuitive.
Kim was inside her home in Texas when she heard pounding on her front door. Feeling that something was off, she opted not to open it and waited the person out. When she went to see what the commotion was, a man was still standing outside. Frightened, she ensured he was gone before opening her door. When she did, she found a rubber band around the handle, which law enforcement says is to ensure that the burglar can force their way into your home without having to wait for your to completely open the door.
While spreading the word of these types of practices is a good way to keep people safe, we must still be diligent in practicing good habits to ensure that we aren’t targets.
Do Not Let Mail Pile Up
If a burglar sees that you have a stack of mail or a few UPS packages at your front stoop, they will realize your home is an easy target since you are away. Have a trusted neighbor pick up your mail so it is not accumulating.
Put Up Security Signs
Even if you do not have a home security system, it is a good idea to display the signs to deter would-be burgers.
Keep the Lights On
No burglar wants to be caught, and having porch lights on may just deter them from your home.
Keep Valuables Hidden
Having high-priced items in plain view is like a calling card for thieves, place those items away safely.
Always lock your doors, this is a no-brainer, but a must!
Watch this video for a few more tips on keeping yourself safe.