Every person wants to feel secure in their own homes. With the ever increasing burglary attacks, people are looking for ways to keep themselves safe.
You don’t need to install missiles around your home. This will only attract attention and burglars will want to know what precious things you have in your house. There are other ways you can protect your home.
Get a police inspection
Make an appointment with your local police and let them inspect your home. They will give you feedback on what you need to fix to maximize security in your home. Take their advice and fix the weak areas.
Organize a burglary
Involve a neighbor and let them go through your house looking for as many valuables as they can get. This will show you how easy it is to find valuables in your house. Hide these valuables from the real burglars by locking them away either in a safe or rent a safe-deposit box. Return the favor for your neighbor.
Be smart with your keys
Everyone hides a spare key outside the house either under a mat, inside the mailbox or even under a rock. Burglars know all these spots, and so you will only be giving them an easy pass way. Instead, leave your key to a trusted person like your next door neighbor.
Secure your keys and garage door remotes
Never leave your car keys or the garage- door remove in the open where everyone can spot them. Always lock them away in a drawer where no intruder can see them.
Lock up your ladder
Don’t ever leave your ladder lying outside your house. A burglar could use it to easily access your house through an open window or the balcony door.
Have foreboding signs
Stick security company sticker on windows near all entryways. Also, post signs of the same even if you don’t have a security system. Don’t forget to add the “Beware of Dog” sign in visible areas around your home. This will discourage any burglar from attempting to rob your house.
With the advanced technology, there are timer gadgets that you can install at home to help give a notion that someone is home even when no one is there. For example, it could be flickering television lights to appear like someone is actually at home watching TV.
Light up your outdoors
Have outdoor lighting that has infrared motion sensors near every entry point. Your porch lights should always be on timers and ensure that you always replace the burned-out bulbs.
Always fix or replace the damaged window locks. Consider having those locks that enable you only to open the window a few inches while still keeping it secure. If you can afford it, invest in window break alarms.
Get rid of hiding spots
Never grow a bushy shrub near an entry point. This only gives a burglar a nice hiding spot. On a regular basis, trim and prune all your plantings. Keep the doorways clear. Get a see-through fence.
Secure your air conditioning units
An unsecured window air conditioner will encourage a burglar to try and sneak into your house since they happen to be easy entry points. Use corner braces, sliding window locks or an air condition bracket to secure them.
Replace weak locks
Make sure that you have grade 1 deadbolt locks that actually penetrate the door frame. You can easily get them at home stores. Ensure that the strike plate is heavy duty and has six three-inch-long screws that easily penetrate the door frame.
Don’t show off expensive things
If people can see your valuables, or you seem richer than the rest of your neighbors, it is more likely that you will be targeted. Always have your blinds drawn to ensure that nobody can see what you got.
If you happen to buy an expensive item, ensure that you wrap the box it came in before putting it out in the trash. If you have an expensive car, don’t park it in front of your house, lock it safely in the garage.
Choose the alarm system that suits you. There are numerous alarm systems some very complex and expensive and others cheap and easy to install. The complex systems allow you to monitor your house offsite through mobile access. If a break in id detected, the offsite center will immediately notify you or the police if they can’t get to you. However, the simple system will immediately set off a shrill that will alert your neighbor there has been a break in. The neighbors will then notify the police.
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