If you were to make a list of the items in your home most likely to be targeted by intruders, what would you write down? The television, stereo, artwork, ornaments, jewelry? What about you? Would you put yourself down on a list of things most at risk of being stolen?
Being physically removed from your home is not required for an intruder to steal you. They can simply steal your identity.
Burglars are now targeting homes—not for the flat screen TV or gold jewelry, but for bank statements and other documents that can give them access to your identity and the pot of gold that can be taken from your bank account and through loans taken out in your name. Your home gives an intruder a good idea of whether your family is wealthy or not. If you have a large property with the latest gadgets in plain view and a new car on the driveway, this will be taken as a sign that you earn a high wage—a wage that will serve their needs well.
Protecting your Identity
With identity theft a growing problem across America, it’s essential that you take steps to ensure you are never at risk. Password protection on phones, tablets and computers is a good start. Shredding all bank statements and letters containing your address and other sensitive information before putting them in the trash is also recommended. However, to really ensure your identity is protected, you should start by securing the very place where all of this personal information can be found: your home.
Installing Monitored Home Security
If your home is protected against the threat of intrusion, you are taking a good step toward reducing the risk of identity theft. At Monitronics, we offer home security systems for families, single parents, and seniors, all of which fortify your home.
With yard signs and window and door stickers, intruders will know instantly that your home is protected by our award-winning home security. Should they take the unwise decision to ignore these warnings, advanced window and door sensors and motion-sensing cameras will trigger your alarm and alert the Monitronics Alarm Response Center.
Guarding your identity is as important as protecting your possessions. This is done best with monitored home security.
To find out more about our tailored systems, visit www.Monitronics.com.