It’s one of the worst things that could ever happen to a homeowner. You come back after a day from work or after a night out, and you quickly realize your home has been robbed. What happens next? What do you do? Here are a few tips on what to do first.
Call the Police
This is the obvious first thing to do, but even this critical step could be overlooked after the shock of realizing your privacy has been violated. You don’t want to call your spouse or a relative first. Call the police, then go outside and sit in your locked vehicle. You don’t want to take a chance that the burglar might still be in your home.
Also, don’t touch anything. Doing so could destroy critical evidence. The faster you call the police, the better the chances the burglar (or burglars) will be caught. In addition, the chances of getting your belongings back will also be better.
Document Your Losses and Call Your Insurer
Once the police have come to your home and collected the evidence they need, make a note of every item that has been stolen or damaged. This will be important when you talk to your insurance provider. Speaking of which, call your insurance agent once you’ve documented your losses. Provide as detailed a list as possible.
Don’t Forget Your Pets
Make sure your pets are accounted for and are uninjured. A burglar could have left a door open or pried open a gate. Pick up any broken glass you see so that it can’t hurt their paws.
Get a Security System
We hope you never have to go through the nightmare of seeing your home has been burglarized. If this does happen, however, you should seriously consider getting a home security system. This will be a major deterrent to any burglars who might target your home in the future.
Get in touch with Allied Home Security to find the right system for your needs. Call 866-255-4338 or contact us online.