Musicians, what if we told you there’s a burglary happening right now? We wouldn’t be lying. According to data from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, there’s a break-in every 15 seconds in the United States. Most of which occur in broad daylight. The average loss of homeowners, some of which are musicians just like you, affected by break-ins is around $2,230, which includes damages, stolen cash and other stolen property. With nearly 6,000 break-ins happening each day here in the United States, security should be top of mind. Here is how you can protect your home and the valuable equipment and priceless instruments you keep stored inside.
Install Home Security Cameras
As technology advances, so do criminals. Luckily, there is a way keep your home safe in today’s increasingly tech-driven age. Security monitoring systems are more advanced today than ever before, which gives homeowners a leg up in terms of keeping your home safe. Lorex Technology offers the latest in home protection technology, with Wi-Fi security cameras and video monitoring systems equipped for indoor and outdoor use, along with night vision and other top-of-the-line features. There are models that capture footage in color and systems that upload directly to the cloud, so you can check-in on your home when you are touring with your bandmates or away on holiday.
Use Curtains and Blinds
Blinds and curtains can give you a sense of privacy when you’re at home and relaxing, but they are also two major players when it comes to your home’s overall security. When used correctly, curtains and blinds can actually prevent potential criminals from looking in and scouting your home for your valuables. If you keep your instruments and equipment within an eyeshot of your windows, there is no doubt that curtains and blinds are an absolute must. And, don’t forget to use window coverings in your basement and garage, too. West Elm features dozens of window covering designs that can complement your home’s existing style without sacrificing the security of the belongings you keep stored inside.
A well-built fence is your first line of defense when protecting the valuables inside your home. When choosing your fence, be sure to pick an option that is not easily scalable. Overall, would-be burglars are detected by fences, which means the equipment inside your home stays safe when there’s a fence outside. Home improvement retailers like the Home Depot are a good place to start looking for fencing options, as they provide a range of different materials and styles to choose from, based on your security needs.
Store Equipment Wisely
Storage is key when it comes to protecting what you value most. Research has shown that the first room burglars target when breaking and entering is the master bedroom. You can protect your equipment by storing it in another room of your home as well as keeping it out of sight from thieves. Items that have sentimental value or are irreplaceable, like signed merch from your favorite artists or rare instruments you’ve collected along your musical journey, should be stored in a home safe or lockbox for extra protection. Honeywell offers a selection of steel security safes in varying sizes to keep your valuables protected.[from http://ift.tt/1n4oEI8]