Securing your vehicle and house will help prevent theft, save you money along with the hassle of dealing with unexpected property losses this summer.
In 2014, there were an estimated 8,277,829 property crimes (burglaries, larceny-thefts, and motor vehicle thefts) reported by law enforcement, according to the latest FBI annual report on "Crime in the United States, 2014." Financial losses suffered by victims of these crimes were calculated at approximately $14.3 billion.
Here are some ways to keep your property safe:
A dog can be a great deterrent against crime. Burglars don't like dogs.
Garages are a common entry point for burglars. Keep your garage door(s) closed.
Leaving the window open even one inch can be just what it takes for a car thief to easily steal your car.
A car protected against theft with the use of a Stoplock steering lock attached to the steering wheel.
Be aware of your surroundings, especially at night and in parking garages.