How Burglary Protection Keeps Your Home From Being A Target
Burglary protection can come under a multitude of headings. Many companies that deal in burglaries and the protection items they sell will give you hype about how technologically front-line they are. Here we know that an alarm system is only one way to keep your home safe. After all, would you leave your door open just because you have an alarm system? I think not, so here we will be discussing burglary protection in the form of what the best things you can do to avoid and deter burglaries. And believe it or not, the most important step to take--step one--the alarm system is the most expensive. So, you can take the additional steps without breaking the bank either.
Of course we'll start with an alarm system, this is what we do and it is still the most important part of burglary protection. We have the best technology available to protect every home--from the simplest to the most complex properties. A tech can custom configure a burglary protection system to meet your needs and budget without breaking the bank. We won't be setting up the usual cookie cutter system with a generic selection. Your family is unique so you need a system that is good for you.
The Dead Bolts Barrier.
There is a process called lock “bumping” that criminals still use to this day. This is the very quick way to get into a home and it can be done without noise. So, the second thing apart from a dead bolt which should be in place of a key lock is to make sure you have absolutely nothing a would be criminal can use to bump a lock. This would be anything like a broom handle that could be bumped up against the lock.
The Drape Deterrent.
What you place in front of your windows plays a part in burglary protection. A criminal likes to case a place prior to the break in. This is where they make the determination as to whether or not they will attempt to break in or not. If there are other homes that tell a deeper story about what could be found inside, they may just move on from considering yours. So some heavy drapes or blinds that can be drawn while you're out would act as a decent deterrent.
The Dowel Drop.
If you have sliding glass doors--they are a target. Glass can be broken and those cheap locks pried open easily. But, an even cheaper deterrent can be put in place as a dowel rod. This can be wood or metal in your local DIY shop for less than five bucks. Place it in the track so it can't be slid open.
Or get one, that is! For under $40 you can get a safe for your valuables. It is suggested though that you have it fastened to the floor so it can't be lifted. You would be surprised at how easy a safe can be lifted and transported. Think about it, if you place all your valuables in one spot and then make it light enough to lift, they need look no further.
Make sure that if you have a forest in your yard that it is a century bush or poison ivy. Anything other than that and you've set up a great ambush bush for your home and maybe you!
No Doors with a View.
Having a beautiful and inviting doorway to a home is a very personal thing. But, watch who you are inviting. Having your home as the talk of the town is great but you don't want buglers passing out invitations to a break in party for the easiest house on the block. So, no windows means more deterrent.
Burglary protection is the responsibility of the homeowner first. The most important and responsible thing you can do first for your own peace of mind, your family and your home is to call us now so that our knowledgeable staff can pair you with the best burglary protection to fit both your dynamic and your budget.