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Tips for Florida Homeowners to Enhance Home Security

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Ready for some startling home burglary facts? Every year, there are over 2.2 million burglaries in the US, 70% of which are home burglaries. This means there is a break-in every 15 seconds, and this number spikes during summer months – with almost half of all burglaries taking place in the Southern U.S. 

Here are some ways you can keep your home safer from break-ins this summer:

Have a family meeting about home security

Remind your children to:

Secure your entry points

You can make your home harder to break into by strengthening physical defenses, such as:

More tips for home security

Always keep home safety and security in the back of your mind, whether you are at home or away.

Protect your valuables

Now is a good time to talk to your homeowners insurance agent.

These tips can help prevent your home from being an easy target for home burglary. Certain security options can also lead to discounts on your homeowners insurance, so ask your Olympus agent for details.


This article is for informational purposes only and does not form a part of, replace, change or amend any terms, conditions, provisions or language within your Olympus Insurance policy. We encourage you to read your entire policy.

Olympus Insurance is licensed by the state of Florida. Information found on this site is intended for Florida residents only.