Guard these possessions from home burglars.

When burglars break into a home, they know they have a very limited amount of time to get in and out.  This is why they focus on items that are easy to remove.  As a homeowner, taking extra precautions to protect commonly-stolen items can ensure you don’t lose anything of value.  Here are some of the most commonly stolen items and what you should do to protect them.

  • Portable Devices

Laptops and tablets are a favorite with burglars.  Not only are these items portable and, therefore, easy to grab, but they can also be resold at a good price.  To protect your laptops and tablets, you can secure them with alarms, laptop locks, and warning stickers or labels.  You should also consider concealing your devices or locking them up when they are not in use.  You can also protect your personal computing devices with a strong password and encryption software, so if your devices are stolen, the burglars cannot access your sensitive data.

  • Cash and Jewelry

Cash is an easy thing for burglars to take because it is not trackable.  You can protect your cash by keeping purses and wallets out of sight.  If you have a large amount of cash in your home, hide it so burglars cannot find it easily.  Jewelry is another common target for burglars because they can pawn it and earn good money.  Experts recommend locking fine jewelry in a hidden safe to keep it secure.  If you have particularly nice pieces of jewelry, then consider securing them in a safe deposit box at your local bank for added security.

  • Bikes

Recently, bikes have become a common target for burglars because expensive models are more common, and they can be easily sold on online auctions.  To protect your bike, invest in a quality D-lock and consider chaining your bike to the ground or some other immovable feature on your property.  You can also protect your bike by installing alarms or a tracking device that will allow you to locate a stolen bike.

These are some of the household items you need to protect from burglars.  Want another way to protect your belongings?  Then make sure you have the right homeowners insurance in place.  For assistance with all your home coverage needs, contact the experts at Weaver & Associates in Arcadia, California, today.