Do You Think An Intruder Entered Your Home When No One Was Home? What To Do

Posted on: 1 June 2016

Have you found that things have gone missing in your home, and you're almost sure that someone came in without your knowledge? Are you dealing with an intruder, even though there wasn't a lot of physical evidence that someone broke in? If so, you want to do your best to make your house more secure, and to protect yourself from the person or people coming back. Here are a few of the things that you'll want to consider doing right away.

Lock Changes

You don't know if someone picked the locks or found another way into the house. Either way you should have concerns and get the locks changed, along with have a property security evaluation.  An emergency locksmith can come at any time of the day or night to install deadbolts on the existing doors that are still in good condition. If you think you need to replace the door, choose a door with a kick plate for protection.

Security System

A security system is a must, since the person who broke into your house had no problem getting into the entrances. You want to have the locksmith install a security system, to monitor all activity throughout the day and while you sleep, so you can see if someone is trying to get in your house when you aren't there. You can choose how technical your system is, if you want something with wireless options or IP cameras, this helps you detect problems easier.

Identity Theft Prevention

You should put a freeze on your credit so no one can take out any debt or open accounts if they got your personal information while they were inside your home, and because you don't know if they took your personal information. Call the credit bureaus and they will do this for you. Also, enroll in an identity theft protection program so you can monitor all of the activity with your social security number and the current accounts that you have.

These are just a few of the things that you should do when you have the suspicion that someone was in your home without your knowledge. You may even want to go to the extreme to have a security company drive by your house randomly when you aren't home, because there are companies that offer this type of service. If your gut tells you someone was there and things are out of place or missing, take these precautions to make your property safer right away. Contact a business, such as Security Locksmiths, for more information. 

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