A common reason for insurance claims is burglary, but with homeowners insurance Maine, you may be able to receive compensation for such losses. With some relatively simple steps, however, you might just be able to prevent a robbery altogether.

Rethink any hidden keys you have placed outside in case you are locked out. Experienced criminals are usually good at checking the usual hiding places. Those who must have a key outdoors might like to consider a lockbox solution.

Never announce on your answering machine or voicemail recording that you are away from home for a certain period of time. Limit that information to only those who really need to be aware of your absence.

Let a trusted neighbor know when you are going out of town so that he or she might keep on the lookout for any suspicious behavior. Cancel your mail and newspaper delivery for any extended trips, as piles of letters could tip off potential burglars to your absence. 

Always keep the receipt and details (including a description or photograph, and the serial number if applicable) of any valuable item you buy. This may help by not only proving your ownership of the item, but by aiding law enforcement in the tracking of stolen goods and possibly recovering your lost merchandise.

Have both interior and exterior lights on a timer to give the illusion of an occupied residence while you’re away. This could be accomplished with only a few strategically chosen lights to keep energy costs down.

With homeowners insurance Maine, you may be spared the financial burden of theft. By taking steps to prevent crime from happening in the first place, you may be able to also spare yourself from the emotional stress of a burglary.