You want to know you have taken steps to protect your home from burglars and other people who seek to victimize people or their property. There are 4 tips you can follow that will decrease your chances of you and/or your home from falling victim to the wrong person. This article will explain 4 tips to help you create a safer living environment for you and your family.
Make it look like you're home
Burglars tend to prefer to go into empty homes so they can steal your items without a confrontation. Therefore, you want to make it look like you are home, even when you aren't. Leave a few lights on in the house and maybe a TV on medium volume. Install outside lights with timers and set them to come on at dusk. If you are going on vacation, have your neighbors pick up your newspapers, or put a hold on the subscription so they don't pile up.
Make your home harder to get in
If a burglar has their choice, they would prefer to go into homes that are easier to get into. Therefore, you should make sure all your outside doors are made of thick and strong material. All outside doors leading into the house should have deadbolts on them. If possible, security screens will add an extra barrier of protection.
Add extra window locks that hand screw in place to all your windows and sliding glass doors. Put a stick in the inside space of your sliding glass doors that fits so the doors won't open without removing the stick.
Don't tempt thieves
Don't give thieves any knowledge of what you own. Don't throw away boxes from new electronics or other expensive items with your normal trash. Don't leave your blinds open with expensive items in plain view. Don't leave expensive tools or other items in the yard. Also, keep your garage door shut as much as possible.
Get a security system
A security system is a great way to deter thieves and other criminals. They know the house is protected and the police will be informed when they attempt to enter the home. Also, installing security cameras will let them know they can be identified. Many security systems will also allow you to monitor your home while you are away. You'll also feel better knowing the alarm company will alert the police if your home is broken into while you are away.
To learn more, contact an alarm system company like Atlas Alarm Corporation.Share
25 August 2015
After my new house was built, I wanted to install a security system. Since there are so many different kinds with various options available, I thoroughly researched each kind before making my decision. I think that home security is important, so I wanted to share my findings with others. My name is Jennifer Whitmore, and as you read my blog, you'll learn about monitoring system options including broadband and cellular. I'll also tell you about security system features such as glass break sensors, heat sensors, remote access and carbon monoxide detection. If you want to know what goes on inside and outside your home, you'll want to read what I have to say about video surveillance cameras. I feel very safe in my home since I've had my security system installed and I hope the information in my blog will help you find a security system that's right for you.