You just pulled into your driveway, and you notice that the door has been kicked in. What do you do?
DO NOT enter the house.
CONTACT the police.
WAIT for the police to arrive; they will need to make sure the burglar is not still in the house.
When it is safe to enter the house, take a walk around and see if anything is missing. It could take days before you discover all that is missing.
If you have pets, check on them to make sure they are safe.
MAKE a list of items that are missing, include an approximate value.
MAKE a list of the damage that was done to the home.
Once you have your list(s) AND a copy of the police report, NOTIFY your agent or the insurance company directly. Use our site to find your carrier: agordon.com/claim
PROTECT the property from further damage. You must make reasonable and necessary repairs to the door, or door frame or both.
KEEP an accurate record of the repairs and all costs.
CHECK with your neighbors, did they see or hear anything.
A break-in can be very stressful. You feel violated that someone was in your home. How do you feel comfortable in your own home again?
Maybe now is a good time to think of getting a burglar system installed that is monitored at a Central Station. Not only will it give piece of mind, but most insurance companies will give a discount for a monitored central station alarm.