It can be terrible when one of your family’s possessions get stolen. It can end up being a costly and upsetting time for you if you don’t get it back. Here is how to protect your family’s possessions, and also prevent theft from occurring.
Keep CCTV at your home
You need to keep CCTV at your home so that you can protect your family’s possessions. You can now get systems which will allow you to access it via an app on your phone. You can check in wherever you are in the country to make sure your home is safe. It’s a preventive to burglars as well because they will know they will be filmed if they do steal your possessions. If anything does get stolen, you will have footage of it occurring. Then you can show the police, and they will catch the burglars and get your possessions back. You should also get a burglar alarm so that it will alert your neighbours that someone is trying to break-in. If an alarm goes off, it will often scare the burglars away.
Make sure you take out insurance
Another thing you should do to protect your family’s possessions is to make sure you take out insurance so that if theft does occur, you are covered. If you don’t have insurance, you will end up losing your possessions and having to pay out for brand new ones! You can even get insurance for belongings such as your bike so that you are protected in case of theft. Make sure you do an insurance comparison, so you know what you are covered for if it does get stolen.
Download ‘find me’ apps and put a passcode on devices
iPads and iPhones are one of the most popular things for burglars to steal when they break in a property. To protect your belongings, you should install ‘find me’ apps such as ‘Find My iPhone’ so that if it does get stolen, you will be able to track where it is. It will help the police track down the thieves as well. You should also ensure that all of your devices have passcodes on them. That way, a thief will leave the item if they realise they won’t be able to get on it and hack your stuff. Or if they do take it, they won’t be able to access your personal data anyway.
Sign your gear
Another way to protect your family’s possessions is by signing them with your name. You can get some invisible ink which will only be seen by the police. That way, if the burglar tries to sell your stuff online, they will be able to spot it’s stolen stuff and be able to return the belongings to you. You can also get labels to put on your devices with your name and email address. It will be hard to remove so it will put off thieves from taking your possessions. It will also ensure it comes back to you if it does get stolen.
Remember you should make sure you keep doors locked at all times to protect your family’s belongings. Make sure everything has been locked away that’s outside as well.