Home Insurance In Frisco, TX: Tips For Protecting Your Home From Loss

Home insurance Frisco TXProtecting your home with insurance in Frisco, TX is a vital part of a financial plan that also includes life insurance, auto insurance, liability insurance and disability insurance.  Even though home insurance in Frisco, TX can’t prevent something bad from happening, it will give you peace of mind that your losses will be reimbursed.  Before you have to make a claim, you should think about ways to protect your home and property from losses that are preventable.  While there’s not much you can do to stop Mother Nature from having her way with your home, you can try to keep yourself and your property safe from human intrusion in the form of burglars and home invaders with some DIY improvements and some common sense.

  Security cameras are as small or as big as you need them to be these days and they’re either wired or wireless.  Smaller cameras can be installed discreetly on the exterior of your home near doors and windows to monitor access points.  Larger cameras can be placed prominently under overhangs around the outside of your home to deter criminals from even attempting to break into your home.  If you don’t want the hassle of learning how to use a real, wireless system, you can also purchase dummy cameras that don’t record or send video but that often have blinking lights that can fool a burglar.

  Floodlights, especially the motion-detecting kind, will light up the outside of your home if anyone approaches. Make sure that you install them near entryways and high up enough that they can’t be unscrewed.

  Battery-operated vibration alarms easily attach to windows and can alert you when someone tries to open or break the window.  You can also find similar alarms that attach to doors or hang from door knobs – some sound a piercing alarm and others sound like dogs barking.

If installing any kind of electronic security device sounds daunting, then consider some low-tech ways to keep you and your valuables safe.  Always keep your doors locked, no matter how long or short a time you’re going to be in or out of your home.  Make sure sliding glass doors have a dowel that you can seat in the track from the inside.  Keep shrubs and bushes next to your home trimmed so that thieves can’t hide behind them.  If you have to, light your bushes with motion-detecting floodlights.  Never leave your house looking unoccupied when you’re away on vacation.  Stop newspaper and mail deliveries, leave a car parked in the driveway and never post your plans on social media.
 
Unfortunately, burglars, thieves and home invaders have an unlimited supply of potential targets so any deterrent you can use to keep them away from your home will probably send them on to the next home – one that isn’t quite so secure.  Remember that you are your home’s first line of defense.  For back-up, call Anthony Blackmon at 469-291-9006 for the best home insurance policy for your Frisco, TX home to cover you in case something does happen.  Visit www.anthonyblackmonagency.com to learn more about our services and the insurance coverage we offer.

Home insurance Frisco TX
Anthony Blackmon Insurance Agency
9191 Kyser Way, Suite 200
Frisco, Texas 75034
(469) 362-8484

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