Here are a couple of tips on how to help protect your house.

I’m here with Jason White, who works in home insurance and is a former police officer, and we wanted to talk a bit about how to keep your home safe. This is a question I get a lot. I also get a similar question of, “Which neighborhoods are the safest?” As a quick disclaimer, I am not allowed to answer that as a North Carolina Realtor, but someone like Jason may be able to answer your questions on that.

You can watch the full video above or skip around to topics you’re interested in via the timestamps provided below for your convenience:

0:50 — Make sure your home looks lived in

1:17 — Make sure the home is well lit and investing in cameras or alarm systems

1:46 — Lock your doors

2:18 — Timers for your lights

2:57 — Some more inexpensive ideas

3:31 — Putting up signs

4:02 — Questions about crime in specific neighborhoods

5:06 — Home insurance

5:36 — Wrapping up

I hope this gave you a few ideas to help protect your home. Again, if you have any questions about specific neighborhoods or home insurance, you can give Jason a call at 919-275-1780. If you have any other real estate questions, feel free to give me a call. I’d love to help.