A lot of people underestimate what a home break-in can do to them emotionally. It is a frightening experience that can make you feel vulnerable for weeks. Don’t worry, it is possible to move forward! Take a second to collect your thoughts read below.
The first thing you should do is call the police. Even if the burglars are long gone, you should always call the police to file an incident report. This is important for insurance claims. Also, do not touch anything until the police show up. You might accidently destroy evidence needed to find out who the burglars were and to prosecute them. When the police arrive, they will ask you a list of questions to get more details about what was taken and if you saw anything suspicious.
Next, call your insurance company. If you file a claim with your homeowners or renters insurance company, there is a good chance that you could get back a decent value of what was stolen. They will send over a claims adjuster to check out your house in person.
Next, look at your security footage. Be prepared for what you are about to see. Sometimes seeing it actually happen can be even more emotionally straining then when you first found out. You can also spot weaknesses in your home security. Be sure to make copies for the police and insurance company.
After all police and the insurance company have done their jobs and documented everything, you can start to clean up and put your life back together. Get a repairman out as soon as possible to fix any broken windows and doors. The sooner you clean everything up and get things back to normal, the sooner you can move on.
Lastly, learn from your mistakes. K Security Systems can help you do a full security audit of your home and point out any potential weak points. We can help you make sure that this does not happen again! For more information, give us a call at 781-724-1010!