Preventing burglary: Tips for tenants [Infographic]

Jamie O'Toole
Jamie O'Toole | 2 min. read
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Published on November 15, 2016

Are your tenants at risk for burglary?

A burglary occurs in the United States every 18 seconds, costing nearly $4 billion in property loss every year. That averages to $2,250 per burglary—a sizable financial hit for most victims.

But the losses sustained in a burglary are not purely financial. A break-in can leave people feeling violated and their sense of security breached, which is something that can never truly be replaced or bought back. This can even lead to happy, long-term tenants becoming fearful or moving out.

If someone were to break into one of your properties, would they be able to easily and quickly locate your tenant’s most valuable possessions like family heirlooms, paintings, electronics, cash, or jewelry? People often think they keep valuables well-guarded, but if they got the chance, burglars could easily find and steal them. When it comes to protecting your property and everything stored inside, safety measures to keep burglars at bay are only half the equation.

The best way to protect against a break-in is to be well-informed. That starts with learning the who, what, when, where, why, and how of burglaries, so tenants can better understand what they are up against. Take action by familiarizing your tenants with common security mistakes to avoid, and by implementing simple DIY tips and tricks for burglar-proofing your properties.

There are a number of security measures your tenants can implement. Check out the DIY Home Security Guide infographic, below, from Mr. ReKey, for tips on how to keep your property from being a susceptible target. These measures can also increase your property’s and tenants’ safety in the long run.

burglary infographic

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Jamie O'Toole

Jamie is the copywriter and social media coordinator for the digital marketing team at Mr. Rekey Locksmith, America’s Largest Residential LocksmithⓇ. Mr. Rekey is a full-service locksmith that specializes in rekeying locks for homeowners, landlords, and property managers in 30+ major cities across the country.

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