What To Do After A Home Break-In


Home break-ins can be nerve-wracking, but there is often a lot of work to do afterwards to protect yourself and potentially recover some of your losses. Here are some ideas for steps to take after a home break-in.

Protect Yourself

The first thing to do is protect yourself to make sure that the robber won't get anything else from you. This includes securing the break-in point, checking your bank balances, and alerting police about the incident.

Do Some Investigating

Check your home to see if there is any evidence of who the robber was. Did they leave behind any information? If your building has any security cameras, ask to review security footage. Nearby businesses may also be willing to help by reviewing their security cameras to see if they caught anything suspicious.

If your robber got ahold of electronics, you might be able to get some information there. For instance, if they tried to log into any of your accounts, it might list the robber's IP address. Getting any conclusive evidence from an IP address is difficult, since you will have to go through their internet service provider, but it's sometimes possible to get their physical address with some work.

Consult a Locksmith

How did the thief get into your home? Did they walk through the front door? Did they bust a window? No matter what, it pays to consult a home security professional such as a locksmith services provider to evaluate your home. If the thief entered through a door, then you should consider having your locks rekeyed or installing a stronger locking system. This may include adding deadbolts and a flipguard to each door or upgrading to an electronic locking system so that you can monitor the home while you're not around. If the thief entered through a window, then you might be able to install locks in your windows as well. Another option is to hunt for stronger glass, such as wire embedded glass that's hard to break through.

Check Your Insurance Coverage

All may not be lost if you have the appropriate home insurance. Renter's insurance may be able to help you recover your lost property. If you were using equipment from a home business, your property insurance, business interruption, or even general business insurance could help. Homeowners should check to see whether their homeowner's insurance policy covers items inside the home as well as the property itself. If none of these apply to you, you may want to consider getting some coverage in case this happens again.

For more information, contact local professionals like A-Dave's Lock & Safe.


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