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It’s everyone’s worst nightmare — coming home to a place that’s been left in shambles. All your most prized possessions have been taken. All of the items you’ve worked so hard for — gone. You’ve been robbed. Are you an easy target for burglars?

Unfortunately, many fall victim to burglary by getting stuck in the “that would never happen to me” mindset. But the reality is it most certainly could happen to you, especially if you’re currently doing nothing, or very little, to protect your property.

How can you protect your home from theft? YK Communications points out the top five things that make your home an easy target for burglars.

Bad Lighting

If it’s easy for a burglar to stay hidden while they’re doing the deed, they’ll probably opt for that option. Obviously staying hidden reduces the risk of being caught. If you’re concerned about burglars hitting your house, install some exterior lighting and make sure that entrances are visible to passersby.

Evidence of Absence

If a burglar can tell you’re not home, they know your home will be a safer home for them to target. Evidence of absence can be a result of a number of things from public posts on social media to piles of mail stacking up to stillness around the property. If you’ll be out of town, don’t share it with the social media world, have a friend pick up your mail, especially with packages delivered during the holiday season, and use automatic timers on lights to simulate presence.

Exterior Signs of Wealth

If you’ve got an expensive car in the driveway, have spent thousands on landscaping and aren’t afraid to show off your pricy holiday decorations, these are all signs that there’s probably more money behind the front door. If you flaunt your wealth, you’ve probably got the burglars drooling.

Ease of Entrance

The easier it is for a burglar to break into your home, the more likely they are to do it. That’s not to say that keeping doors and windows locked is enough of a deterrent to prevent all burglary, but it’s a start.

Lack of Home Security

The biggest deterrents for break-ins is when a home security system is installed. Not only do cameras provide visual evidence of a crime, alarms and police notifications are also likely to cut a burglary short. Most burglars would rather hit a house where they can do so in secrecy and without a major time constraint.

At YK Communications, there’s a security system for every lifestyle, budget and need. And they do more than keep you and your family safe and secure; they give you peace of mind and can even keep you connected to your home wherever you are. YK Communications systems are easy enough for every member of the family to operate, providing a level of simplicity and convenience you’ll really appreciate.

YK Communications proudly sells, installs, and maintains Honeywell security systems and equipment. Although there are a variety of different equipment options, including both wired and wireless, the Lynx Touch by Honeywell is our most popular system. Honeywell’s Lynx Touch is a dynamic, lifestyle-enhancing system that protects your property and possessions and lets you control your security system and Z-Wave® enabled thermostats, lighting, door locks and more — all from one brilliant, full-color touchscreen!

You and your family can enjoy peace of mind 24 hours a day, seven days a week by having your security system monitored by a central station. These highly trained home security professionals are always standing by, ready to send help to your home in the event of a burglary, fire, carbon monoxide event or other emergency. See some of our most popular monitoring packages.

Honeywell’s state-of-the-art sensors detect movement indoors and outdoors, listen for the sound of breaking glass to guard against intruders, protect valuables and more. They enhance the effectiveness of your security system and provide you with the complete, whole-house protection you need. You can also opt to receive alerts on your smartphone if motion is sensed in a protected area inside or outside—giving you the information you need to act quickly.

Don’t Be An Easy Target for Burglars

In addition, YK Communications’ CloudCam Video Solutions starts at only $10/mo. Watch the helpful video below to learn more.

For more information about our security and monitoring systems or if you’d just like to learn more about us, visit www.ykc.com.

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