Around the United States, the pandemic and associated restrictions have led to economic pressures for many people, and things seem to be in a pretty bad spot. What does this have to do with you as a homeowner? Well, among other things, it means that people can become more desperate, and might make bad decisions, like turning to crime to solve their problems.
There are plenty of simple things you as a homeowner can do to protect your property from the threat of burglary. One of the best deterrents to crime is having good exterior lighting. A thief is far less likely to risk getting caught if there’s a good chance of being seen by a neighbor or passerby.
Additionally, if you happen to be away from the property for some time, take steps to make it seem occupied. Investing in automated lighting can help, as can having someone stay at the home while you’re gone.