One of the main things burglars seek when targeting a home is favourable circumstance; the opportunity to take advantage of the weak links in your home security to break entry.
So your goal as a homeowner who is interested in safeguarding your family and belongings is to reduce opportunity and protect your home from burglary.
How do you do that?
You start with the outside part of your property, the one a potential intruder will come into contact with first. Read on to discover a few useful prevention steps you should consider taking.
Store Expensive Items out of Sight
The last thing you want is to make your home more appealing to burglars. So, in order to protect your home, it’s best to keep expensive items such as barbecues, cars, lawnmowers and bikes inside the garage or shed.
Otherwise, burglars might easily snag them – even in broad daylight. Even worse, it could lead them into believing that more high-value items can be found inside the home, as well.
Make Sure Tools and Ladders Are Put Away
A ladder might seem like it has nothing to do with creating an opportunity for burglars to target your home.
But when you think of it from a burglar’s perspective, you’ll see that a ladder can effectively be used to gain access to the superior level of a home where a window might be open.
It’s the same with tools. Things like hammers, screwdrivers and mole grips many homeowners keep around their garden can be used to snap open a door lock which doesn’t have an anti-snap cylinder in under a minute.
Attention to details is what can often make all the difference in the world and when it comes to protecting your home, it’s always better to be safe than sorry.
Invest in Professional Security Solutions to Protect Your Home
Installing home security devices to serve the outside part of your house is an excellent way to add an extra layer of security. Here are a few suggestions which are proven to be highly effective:
- Motion detector lights. This is a very popular way of improving the safety of a home after sunset. That’s because it prevents trespassers from hiding in the dark, thus making possibly dangerous situations easier to spot.
- HD CCTV. While motion detector lights are an excellent burglar impediment, a surveillance system is great for catching wrong-doers red-handed.
- Alarm systems. These in-your-face burglar deterrents will make a thief think twice about targeting your property. Also, you can choose a system which allows you to be instantly notified when suspicious activity is detected on your property.
As a side note, it’s important to mention that the installation of these security devices will play a significant role in their overall performance.
Someone who doesn’t have proper training and aptitude for these devices’ setups can easily skip important steps, which can make the systems unreliable.
This is why we recommend a professional home security installation over a DIY approach. This way, you’ll rest assured that the home security devices you have in place will work as intended.
We provide professional installation for an array of security solutions, so give us a call today on 0800 0612 677 for a free, no-obligation quote.
For more security tips which will help you protect your home, check out this article.