Breaking Down Home Break-ins in West Michigan

One of the easiest crimes to prevent — burglary — is also one of the most common. Somewhere in the United States a burglary is committed every 15 seconds. If this happens to you, you can lose more than a few possessions. A break-in, even when you’re not there, has a major impact on your family’s sense of safety and well-being.

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 Source: elocal.com

Fact #1

Burglaries don’t have to happen. There are many things you can do to increase your home security and make your house burglary-resistant. As many of you know, many home break-ins spike during the holiday season and it is concern for many West Michigan home owners. Most invasions are called “smash and grab”, meaning that the burglars work fast and grab easy items such as technology (computes, cell phones and televisions) and jewelry. You should also be aware that there are full home robberies (which usually occur in broad daylight) that feel much more invasive. The first thing a burglar looks for when choosing a house for a break-in, is one with no one in it. If you make your house look occupied while you’re gone, most burglars will simply pass it by. At Acacia Group Property Management we want to provide you with the tools that you need so that you are informed, prepared and safe. Review the helpful infographic to keep your family safe and your home and its contents intact.