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Prevent Car Break-Ins: 7 Great Tips

Don’t let this happen to you! Be smart.

Not worried about your car getting broken in to? Think that because you have an alarm, the items in your car are safe? That’s not necessarily true. Each year, over $1.25 BILLION in personal items and accessories are stolen from vehicles in almost 2 million thefts. And that only covers the actual break-ins–experts estimate that for every theft, there are several break-ins and break-in attempts.

But, if you keep some self-awareness and try these common-sense tips from BMR Insurance, you’ll have less chance of being part of that statistic.

1. Lock your doors: Yeah, no kidding, you say. But law enforcement agencies report that up to one quarter of vehicle thefts are from unlocked cars–don’t think that just popping in to the store for a pack of gum or snack isn’t enough time for a theft to happen. That gives those just hanging around for an easy target their perfect opportunity…so lock up! Continue Reading →

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More Tips to Protect Your Home From Break-Ins

We had a great response from last week’s blog with a burglar’s-eye view of your home. We thought we’d add a few more this week to round it out, especially since it’s a popular time of year for vacations!

Pay heed–these tips are simple, but easy to forget. Even though we’re in the insurance business, we’d really rather you never have to use it…

Here’s EIGHT more things a burglar won’t tell you:

1. Sometimes, I carry a clipboard. Sometimes, I dress like a gardener and carry a rake. But I always do my best to never, ever look like a crook.

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Special Report: Inside Tips From a Burglar

Take note of these tips and be aware; it may prevent your home from getting broken into.

At BMR Insurance Agency, we try to provide information that’s informative and relevant for you and your family. When we read the following information, we knew that our customers and blog readers needed to see it immediately. Please read it carefully, as these are actual THINGS YOUR BURGLAR WON’T TELL YOU, compiled from real-life, convicted criminals! Read on:

1. Of course I look familiar. I was just here last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters or delivering your new refrigerator.

2. Hey, thanks for letting me use the bathroom when I was working in your yard last week. While I was in there, I unlatched the back window to make my return a little easier.
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