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What To Do If Your Home Is Broken Into

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A home break-in is an incredibly stressful experience to go through. After a home break-in, it’s not uncommon to feel uncomfortable in your own home. Fortunately, Post Alarm Systems can help you recover your peace of mind. Read on to learn about what to do if your home is broken into.

Call the Police
Contact the police as soon as you discover the break-in. While you wait for the authorities to arrive, stay in your car or wait at a neighbor’s house. Do not go into the house until the police arrive, because there is a chance that the burglar is still inside.

Contact Your Insurance Company
Be sure to report the break-in to your insurance company after filing a police report and within 24 hours of the break-in; otherwise, you may have trouble getting your insurance company to reimburse you for the value of the stolen objects. If you have pictures or receipts corresponding to the items that were stolen, you will need to submit those as well. 

Address Your Emotions
The emotional recovery process that comes after discovering a break-in or being inside the home during a break-in requires patience. It oftentimes helps to admit to yourself that you feel scared and unsafe. Acknowledging the uncomfortable emotions can be clarifying, and is the first step towards healing and reclaiming your sense of security. If you feel comfortable talking to friends and family, do so. Recognize that the process of recovery may take some time—you may even be confronted with flashbacks and setbacks long after the incident occurred. Taking a self-defense class and installing an alarm system can help you feel less vulnerable.

At Post Alarm Systems, a family-owned and -operated security company, we can install an alarm system that will help you regain your sense of security and comfort. With over 50 years of experience to offer, and a reputation for hiring top-notch employees, Post Alarm Systems is the company to contact for your security needs. Call us at (800) 654-7678 or visit us online for more information.

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