The best way to deter burglars is to make them think that breaking into your home is too problematic and not worth the payoff. You don’t have to make your home into a veritable stronghold of walls, alarm bells, secure doors and chains. There are some low-cost ways to make potential thieves abandon their target and go elsewhere.
Secure Your Doors
Most burglaries occur when the offenders believe the house they target is empty. It’s much easier for thieves to move around the property when owners are away. If you live in a relatively safe neighborhood you may have a habit of leaving your doors unlocked. Many burglaries are committed due to easy access through unsecured doors and windows. By leaving your doors unlocked you violate the first rule of home security making it all too easy for burglars to target your house.
Invest in Low-Cost Security Features
If you don’t have the budget for monitored alarm systems, sensors, and advanced security cameras, you might want to consider buying LED light bulbs or motion detection lights which are installed outside your home. You can even have the system hooked up to your smartphone or computer to so you can activate the lights when you are away.
Get Quality Locks
Do not underestimate the value of top-of-the-line deadbolts and high-security latches for your windows. Decals, security emblems and signs which warn potential burglars of the presence of a monitoring system in your home may deter most criminals. Just keep in mind a professional thief may call your bluff when they realize the bark of your “dog” is timed at perfect intervals. Many offenders upon seeing security cameras decide to leave the premises for fear of being spotted.
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