The majority of home burglaries do not involve violence or the use of a weapon. The average dollar loss from a burglary in the United States is just over $2,000, and there are over 2 million burglaries in the US every year.
Your house is more than just an investment, it is a place where memories are made and dreams are built. Whether you are a first time home owner or celebrating many happy years in your dream home, We are here to help you protect the home you love and the life you’ve built. The good news is about 80% of home burglaries are considered preventable. As you plan your holiday travel, here are a few things to remember.
Most burglars are afraid of getting caught, and will only go through unlocked doors and windows.
Thieves love to see piled up newspapers on your lawn. It lets them know you aren’t home.
If a burglar sees that no lights are on, chances are no one is home.
Attractive ornaments or pricey “kids’ things” outside your home can indicate to a potential intruder that your house is full of valuables.
Cyber thieves hope you put your old financial records in the trash without shredding them because they want to collect your personal information.
Leaving your cars unlocked and valuables inside is an invitation to a burglar—even if it is in your own driveway.
If you post your vacation pictures on Facebook while you are away, it lets burglars know that your home is unoccupied.
People who fail to lock their guns in a gun safe are more likely to get them stolen. Lock all guns in a cabinet and use trigger locks as well.
If don’t tell your neighbor you will be gone, it is just one less person for the burglar to worry about.
If you have a security system, use it 100% of the time. Burglars will generally not enter a home with a security system.
Create and maintain a detailed household inventory, and call our office today. We can provide information that may help you determine if you have adequate insurance coverage on your home and belongings if, despite your good planning, the worst case scenario occurs.
Parker, Denver, CO. Car, Home, Medicare, Life & Business insurance. We offer the best combination of competitive rates, coverage and personal service in Parker.
Your vacation supplies must include a first-aid kit.
Have it available while traveling and take it with you whenever you go walking, hiking, or any activity that takes you away from civilization. You can use just about any type of container for your first-aid kit. It’s best if the container is lightweight, like plastic, and has a good lid. A handle can be useful also. A small toolbox, lunchbox, fishing tackle box or even kitchen Tupperware would work.
You should have some sterile gauze with adhesive tape and scissors to cut them. Make sure the scissors are sharp. Also multiple sizes of band-aids. Tip: Sanitary napkins are sterile and make good compresses to stop bleeding.
To clean cuts and wounds include antibiotic cream, hydrogen peroxide and antiseptic wipes.
Consider including aspirin and acetaminophen, instant cold packs, calamine lotion, and hydrocortisone cream.
If anyone is taking prescription medicine to be sure to bring enough for the whole trip.
The first-aid kit is a good place to store a list of emergency numbers along with your medical insurance information.
It’s always a good idea to have a first-aid manual on hand and review it before you leave. This way you will be much more prepared should a situation arise where you need it. This is an excellent opportunity for children to learn a little about first-aid so review the manual with them too.
Other miscellaneous items that could be helpful are a thermometer, latex gloves, tweezers and flashlight with spare batteries.
Keep your vacation first-aid kit easily accessible at all times but away from small children.
All of us at Jarvis Insurance Agency, Inc. wish you safe travels and please feel free to email or call us should you require any additional insurance for your trip.