A warning for those who are not always home for the holidays: A recent FBI study found that more than 400,000 burglaries occur in the United States during the months of November and December each year. Burglary is a threat to homeowners across the United States, in fact 1 in 36 homes will fall victim to a burglary each year. As many insurers know all too well, criminals frequently target homes in the last two months of the year when they can expect families to be out and about.

Burglars don’t steal all belongings equally. They’re often looking for electronics both large and small, jewelry, coins, silver, tools, rare art, collectables, and firearms.

Beyond installing strong security systems and taking commonsense precautions, what can families do to protect themselves against the loss of these valuables? A comprehensive home inventory is a good first step.

For the rest of the story, read the latest issue of BIG Times Magazine at http://biginsusa.com/news/category/big-times-magazine.

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