Wednesday, September 27, 2017
If you find yourself in a situation where someone has broken into or burgled your home, you should make sure to call the police immediately. It is imperative you file a report. This is not only for your personal safety, but also so that you can make a claim on your insurance. It is also important that you are careful not to touch anything in the house. This could tamper with potential evidence and hinder your chances at catching the person responsible for the break-in.
When the police arrive, you should make them aware of any video footage from security cameras you may have and give a thorough description of any items that seem to be missing and could have been taken. You will also want to duplicate this list and give it to your insurance company, with an approximate value of any missing items.
Once you have called the police and made sure you are safe, your next step you should do is to make repairs to damages that need immediate attention. There may be broken windows, locks or doors and so it is important you contact your locksmith to resolve these issues as soon as possible, we are available 24/7.
After a break-in, it is vital that you review your security. You should repair any damages to your property that may leave you vulnerable but also consider what made you a target in the first place. The police should be able to assist you in this matter. If you haven’t already got them, it is a good idea to install security cameras, alarms, motion sensors and lights. You can view our article on simple ways to secure your home, for more advice.