Homeowners, Protect These Commonly Stolen Belongings

Home burglars target these items the most.

During the month of December, the number of home invasions increases significantly.  This is because many people leave their homes unoccupied while they visit their loved ones for the holidays.  If you plan to travel this holiday season, then it’s important that you protect your home and belongings.  Here are some of the most commonly stolen household items and what you can do to protect them.

  • Cash

Burglars tend to begin their search in the master bedroom because that’s where people are most likely to store their cash.  Obvious spots include your nightstand, dresser, and even under your mattress.  If you keep a large amount of cash in your home, then avoid keeping it in the most obvious places.  Instead, try concealing money in non-visible, unexpected places like in your bookshelf, in an unworn pair of boots, and so on.

  • Jewelry

As previously mentioned, burglars often start their spree in the master bedroom.  Not only is this the most obvious place to store cash, but this is also where most homeowners keep their valuable jewelry.  Instead of displaying your expensive watch and heirloom earrings on your dresser, consider keeping your valuable jewelry in a wall-mounted safe that a burglar will not be able to remove from your home.

  • Electronics

After the master bedroom, the living room is the room most likely to be ransacked in a burglary.  This is because expensive electronics such as televisions, gaming systems, speakers, tablets, and laptops tend to be kept in the living room.  Because these items are rarely bolted down, they are an easy score for thieves.  While it is inconvenient, bolt your tv to the wall and keep all other electronics in locked drawers or cabinets when they are not in use.  This will make it next to impossible for a burglar to play grab-and-go with your pricey electronics.

Take these steps to protect these belongings from home burglars.  Want another way to protect your personal possessions?  Then make sure you have the right homeowners insurance protections in place.  For assistance with all your home coverage needs, contact the experts at Pierce Insurance Group today.