If the average homeowner were to make a list of his home’s most important safety and security issues, items like steel front doors and reinforced, gated living-room windows would likely appear somewhere near the top. So too would home security systems and high-end exterior cameras.
But what about basement security elements? For most of us, they wouldn’t even make the list.
That’s one reason—one very big reason—home invaders are so fond of basements. Many basements, even those in the most expensive homes, are not properly secured and are therefore relatively easy to enter. Of course, once a thief manages to work his way inside your basement, the rest of your home and all its belongings are only steps away.
But don’t panic just yet. There are any number of simple security steps you can take that will turn away all but the most determined of burglars.