Protect Your Success Like Celebrities Do
When you have worked hard for what you have, it is only natural that you want to protect it. When you’ve earned and saved money to buy the home of your dreams, you don’t want to see all of that investment go up in smoke. As numerous celebrities have found out, success and money can let you into the good life. But it can also make you a target.
As much as we all enjoy the finer things, it’s obvious that there can be some drawbacks to having them. Chiefly, if you have been able to buy the things you always dreamed of, other people have dreamt of them too. And sometimes, they don’t want to earn and save to buy them. As Kim Kardashian found out recently, some people will want to take them.
It’s important, then, to take some steps to ensure that you don’t become the next target for those people. Protecting your dream home and what’s inside doesn’t need to be about hard work – just some simple security choices.
Don’t Advertise What You Have
We’re all familiar with the feeling of having something incredible delivered. We excitably open the box and get to installing it or giving it pride of place in the home. What you do next can be the difference between years of enjoyment or months of terror.
Here’s a quick question. When you’ve just bought a 60-inch TV, what do you do with the box? Hopefully, you recycle it! But don’t leave it outside for the waste disposal team to come and pick it up – take it to the dump yourself. Burglars case a home before hitting it – and the box from an expensive appliance can be like a neon sign asking to be their next victim.
Take Home Security Seriously
For sure, we all take some precautions to avoid home invasion burglaries, but are we doing enough? You may have invested in a large, fierce dog (and a sign letting people know he’s there!). But any smart burglar knows ways to get around that.
Speaking to companies like Seico Security allows you to find out what you need to do to be safe. Sure, you need to pay – but it’s still a significant saving compared with paying out for a new TV, clothes, jewelry and so on. It’s important to be smart about these things.
Be Smart Online, Too!
It’s only right when you’ve bought something you’re proud of that you’ll want to show off a little. Putting a photo or a video of your new purchase on Instagram is fine. The caveat here is that you need to be smart about what’s visible in that picture. If it makes your home easy to identify then it’s a flag for people who might want to take it from you.
Equally, think about what you’re Tweeting. For example, if you’ve recently talked about the limited edition purchase you’ve made, be careful. Don’t Tweet about a hot new restaurant that’s “just five minutes from my front door.” This can make it easy to figure out where to find you – and how to take your possessions from you!