Preventing Burglaries Requires More Than Locks and Alarms, here are some inexpensive ways to do it.
There’s no doubt that if you want to keep your home safe from break-ins, you should have good locks on all doors and windows and — ideally have an alarm system in place.
But home security doesn’t end with locks and alarms. There are other less obvious and — inexpensive ways to keep your home safe.
1. Installing exterior lights with a motion detection feature. A light suddenly going on will almost always send a potential intruder away.
2. Look for – and, if possible, eliminate – potential hiding spots and dark areas around your property.
3. Always leave some lights on in your home when you’re away for an evening. And if you will be away for an extended time — let’s say more than 24 hours — try installing some Programmable Light Switch Timer. What this does is it automatically turns lights on/off based on a pre-set and there are some you can even control remotely using your smartphone. If you are interested in this, click the link below.
4. Don’t leave tempting valuables where they can be easily seen through a window.
In addition to good locking systems on doors and windows, simple precautions like these will significantly lower the risk of a break-in.
5. The last tip might be harder to some as it is the age of social media but never announce that you’re on vacation or otherwise away from your home on social media sites. (Ask your kids not to do this either!)
Hopefully, you find this article to be helpful.