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Keeping Your Home Safe in LouisvilleAs the largest city in Kentucky, Louisville has a lot to offer its residents. Home to the famous Louisville slugger as well as the Kentucky Derby, the metropolis also sits close to the Ohio River. This once made it a highly trafficked shipping port. While the city has been ranked one of the safest in the U.S. Louisville home security should still be practiced. After all, crime rates stay low when home security is high.
In the U.S. a burglary occurs every 14.6 seconds. This makes it one of the most common crimes committed. However, a burglary is also one of the easiest crimes to prevent. One way you can keep your home protected is by getting to know your neighbors. Whether you’re in college, living in the city, or the suburbs, your neighbors are a great resource for crime prevention.
--College students: A majority of students live with roommates in dormitories or apartments. The close quarters make your home an easy target. Never leave notes on your front door for friends or roommates and most importantly always lock your door. If you’re allowed, install a peep hole on your front door so you can see who’s there before answering. It’s also a great idea to introduce yourself to your neighbors. They are more likely to notice if someone looks out of place if they know who’s supposed to be there.
--Families with children: Whether you live in a loft in the city or a house in the suburbs, home security is just as easy. Consider joining or organizing a neighborhood watch group. This is a great way to keep the community safe. Installing an alarm system is another great way to keep your home secure. The more obstacles you put in a burglar’s way the less likely your home will be targeted.
--Empty-nesters: With children out of the home and more time on your hands, you might decide you’d like to start traveling more. Ask your neighbors to keep an eye on your home while you’re away and in exchange you’ll do the same for them. Make sure you ask if they’ll also collect your mail. An overflowing mailbox is a giveaway that you’re not there and makes your home more enticing to burglars.
Follow these safety tips and you’ll help the city continue to be one of the safest in the nation. Your home will be more secure and you’ll know you have the right security in place to keep it protected.