Having your home broken into can be a very invasive experience and it can happen to anyone. Security experts and police would both advise that professional thieves might find a way in if they are determined enough, however, most thieves would rather break into to whichever home gives them the easiest task.
So with this in mind, we will look at ways to make your home as secure as can be reasonably expected.
Have A Well-Lit Home
Burglars like to sneak around in the dark, that’s right, isn’t it? Well, it may be a stereotype, but essentially one that is true, burglars like to remain unseen and so it makes sense to have a well lit home. It’s easy to have motion sensor activated lights installed all around the outside of your property. Even if you are not going to be home you can also have your interior lights set on timers to give the impression of someone being home, even when they are not.
The Correct Alarm Systems
A good alarm system is an essential part of your home security set-up. There are so many systems to choose from with a variety of options some are monitored by the security personnel, while others will link to an app on your phone and allow you to see what is going on if triggered and others can alert the police directly if any breach occurs.
Secure Windows & Doors
If the building is physically difficult to get into then it’s going to be a much tougher job for any intruder to get in. Older and less sturdy doors and windows will be much easier to force open. So don’t get caught out this way and be sure to have good windows and doors installed by a competent firm such as Brennan Enterprises to be sure to get the best advice on what will make your home most secure.
Get CCTV Installed
Having a good CCTV system will be beneficial to you in two different ways. Firstly it will act as yet another deterrent, as we’ve discussed already a professional burglar will look for the easiest job and the appearance of cameras will almost definitely be an off-putting factor. Also if it is a more amateur or opportunistic thief that either doesn’t care or doesn’t notice the cameras on your home then it will give the police something to go on and will greatly increase the chances of an arrest and your possessions being recovered.
Don’t Advertise Your Absence
Another good piece of advice is not to advertise the fact that you are going away on a trip or vacation. One way that this can happen these days is that people often mention that they are going on a big trip via social media, a seemingly innocent post like, “we’re so excited to be going away to Disneyland this week!” can effectively act as a huge saying we’re not home for seven days, come and rob us! If you are posting about a holiday then either limit the audience to friends only or wait until you are back and post all the pics retrospectively.