Unfortunately, you weren’t the only one waiting for summertime, burglars are too! Summertime is when the FBI reports the highest rate of burglaries and if you are not prepared to protect your home with a burglar alarm, we can provide you with some tips that can help deter a burglar from choosing and entering your home.
Burglars are always looking for the easiest entry into your home. Either it’s an unlocked door or window, perhaps even the use of forced entry, a burglar will find a vulnerability in your home.
Here are some tips you can take to deter a burglar from choosing your home:
- Home Security Landscaping – High shrubbery and bushes surrounding windows draws burglars to you home because they know they can hide behind your plant life to scope out your home and daily activities.
- Privacy Fences – Fencing provides you privacy from your neighbors, but it also has the same effect with burglars. Burglars can go undetected from your neighbors with a privacy fence.
- Take out the Trash – In some cases, burglars have been known to drive around neighborhoods before trash day looking for high valued electronic packaging left for the trash. Be sure to leave packaging out only on your trash day.
3 Common sense tips to prevent a burglar from choosing your home:
1. Lock your doors and windows – It seems simple enough, but you wouldn’t believe how many homes have been burglarized by someone simply walking through an unlocked front door.
2. Fortify your doors – Install deadbolt locks in all entryways leading into your home. For added measure, it’s a good idea to fortify your door frame with something stronger such as steel or any other heavy duty metal material.
3. Burglar alarm – A good home security system alone can deter a burglar from choosing your home. The added benefit is if a burglar is successful in breaking into your home, a signal is sent to a dispatch center which will notify the police.
There are many more steps you can take to ensure the security of your home. Walk around your home with the eyes of a burglar and ask yourself “how would I break into this home?” If you don’t ask these questions, a burglar surely will!