In 2004, the most recent year for which the Bureau of Justice published crime statistics, 77% of all crimes were property-related, 17% included broken homes, and 85% of burglaries entailed forced entrance.
90% of all burglaries may be avoided, according to any industry expert. What must you do to stop the thieves if the likelihood of it happening to you is so high, and it is such a preventable event? I’m thrilled you inquired.
When you adopt a DIY home security strategy, you are sometimes in control of the evaluation and any necessary corrective action.
Here are some home security ideas that will undoubtedly deter or outright prevent a possible burglar from breaking into your home. Although it is not an exhaustive list, if followed, it will undoubtedly go a long way toward making your property safer.
1. Examine your home closely from the exterior.
Is your home adequately lit? Are there any hiding spots close to windows and doors? If you can identify a possible opening in the “appearance” of your house, you can make sure that a skilled thief will take advantage of it. Remember that darkness is a burglar’s friend and light their adversary.
2. What would prevent a thief from breaking into your house?
Simple home security measures like deadbolt locks on windows and doors, bars, grates, and other objects visible from the outside of the house can not only serve as a deterrent but also slow down a potential burglar if he decides to attempt to enter. A burglar will get discouraged the longer it takes to break into a house. The adversary of the burglar is time.
3. If someone obtains entrance, how loud can you make it?
The enemy of the burglar is noise. Several home security alarms are triggered by movement, opening doors or windows, or both. Accurate or recorded dog barking is quite successful in deterring most would-be robbers.
An invader’s three most significant enemies are light, noise, and time. You could stop a lot of possible break-ins if you utilize these home security measures to defend your property. However, some additional steps may be taken.
Take valuables out of sight from the outside.
Don’t tempt anybody at all. Put your minor valuables in Diversion Safes, if possible.
Begin or take part in a neighborhood watch.
Strangers often stand out in a community and must be reported to the police immediately.
When you are away, make your home seem to be inhabited.
If a house seems to be settled, burglars are significantly less likely to contemplate breaking in.
Lock your windows and doors.
even if you leave for a short while. It might be tempting to keep windows or doors open during the summer. Don’t succumb to the urge. I’ve seen a lot of garage doors that were just opened one or two feet to let the heat out—exactly enough for a thief to enter.
Many police agencies will suggest how to make your house safer as a public service. For availability in your location, give me a call.
You may take a few easy steps to lessen the likelihood of a thief breaking into your house. Start by evaluating how to make your home brightly lighted, more secure, and loud in the case of an intrusion. The professional burglar’s opponents are time, light, and noise.