Safe Home Tips to Burglar Proof your Home
Posted on 15th, Aug 2014
Even the most seasoned burglars will be discouraged from a home that is well burglar proofed. Aside from high tech security measures, there are ways homeowners can keep themselves and their belongings safe from burglars, even when they are not at home. The key is to make your home unappealing to burglars.
The more frustrating your home is for thieves to break in, the less likely they will target your home. Your home should be the least attractive of all the homes on your block. Start with being aware. On trash day, don’t put out the boxes showing expensive items you just bought, and definitely don’t have expensive items displayed within window view of your home. Let’s look at a few more tips.
Safe Home tips to Prevent Burglary
- Don’t allow your mail to pile up.
- Never have your name on your mailbox. Thieves can gain personal information like your phone number via the net, which makes it much easier for them to track when you are away from home.
- Keep lights on in the house. Motion sensors on the outside of the home, especially in places like the entry of the home, the back door, the garage door area, etc. should be installed. Illuminating the outside of your home with energy efficient compact fluorescents will help to deter thieves.
- Keep shrubs low enough to ensure burglars can’t hide in them, as well as allowing neighbours and those passing by to see what is going on in your yard. Also, make sure all trees and shrubs are trimmed back away from the windows and doors of the home.
- Close the blinds when you are away from home.
- Don’t give burglars reasons to think you are away from home. Turn down the telephone ringer, set lamps in different rooms on a timer, as well as a radio or TV.
- Install safety and security window films near windows that are close to door handles, or windows you think are vulnerable. Safety and security films make the glass tougher to smash; therefore, frustrating intruders.
- Do not put your valuables in obvious places. Get a hollowed out book or fake wall outlet.
- If you are away from home, stop the mail and paper, and ask a neighbour to keep an eye on your project.
The key is to make it difficult for thieves to get into the home, as well as make your house unappealing to a thief. Always have an inventory that includes pictures or a video of the valuables and contents of each room, as well as your personal belongings like your jewellery. This will serve as proof of your belonging should they be stolen during a break in.
With a few simple security measures, you can help to deter a thief from choosing your home to burglaries. The trick is to make your home the least attractive of the home on the block to burglaries.
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