Nationwide Survey Reveals Common Mistakes that Could Invite Home Burglaries

At Nationwide, being “On Your Side” isn’t just about recovering from tragedies – it’s about preventing them. That’s why we conducted a survey* of homeowners to find out how protected Americans are against home burglary. Some of the results are surprising, but the good news is there are easy ways to improve the security of most homes.

Lock the Door on Theft – Home Security Tips

Did you know that one home is broken into every 14.6 seconds? Home break-ins may be more common than you think, but taking certain precautions can greatly reduce your risk of a burglary attempt. The infographic below shows a few surprising stats about break-ins and prevention tips that can help you protect what’s important to you.

3 Top Tips to Protect Your Home

The saying goes that your home is your castle, so treat it like one. Be sure that the proper measures are taken to protect your home from invading forces. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 2.3 million American homes are broken into per year. You won’t have to build a moat, but do take these precautions to help prevent your home from being a target: