We never expect for our homes to be invades by burglars who will steal our valuable and might even harm the once we love, but nevertheless, it is a possibility. Such is the state of the society we live in, and opportunistic crooks will always be on the lookout to break in. If you wish to protect your home and all those living in it from the evils of the society all you have to do is take the right precautions and proper safety measures to keep any unwanted trespassers off your property. Here are five such strategies.
Darkness is the good old friend of every burglar and if your landscape is dark and full of good hiding places, a burglar will not only be able to break in, but also will have very little trouble carrying your valuables outside. Illuminate the entire area in and around your home and especially those dark corners which make great hiding spots for any unwanted visitors. Set up motion sensor activated spot lights and flash lights. Whenever you are going out at night, leave the house lights on or get timers which will automatically turn the lights on at night if you will be out for a few days. This will create the illusion that you are in the house even when you aren’t and it will keep away any opportunists.
Install a security system
This is an investment that is truly worth the cost because, after all, it is done to ensure the safety of your own family. Along with the advancements in the field of technology, more and more sophisticated home security systems are being introduced into the market. Some of the basic additions which you can make include installing of security cameras to capture footage of all activities, motion sensors on doors and windows to detect any unwanted movement inside the house and an alarm system which will inform you via signals sent to your smart device wherever you are. More advanced systems will even provide a live feed of all activities happening in and around your home and if any unwanted activity is detected, a call will be automatically made to the nearest police station.
Doors and windows well closed
Even during broad daylight, burglars and opportunists will make the best of any chances you give them by leaving doors or windows open. Their job will become a lot simpler because of your own ignorance, putting your home at stake. Today there are smart locks which can be operated remotely so that you will always be certain about the safety of your household. Another important thing you must do, is keeping the windows closed and covered with curtains or blinds whenever you are not in the house. Burglars can look into the house and spot where your TV, Luggage Sets , jewelry cabinet and all other valuable are while getting a good idea about the layout of the house as well. So, keep them concealed to improve the security.
A proper fence
It wouldn’t exactly be impossible for a burglar to climb a fence, but a well-maintained fence will surely hinder the trespassing of unwanted individuals, especially during day time. Also, this will prevent any outsiders from looking into the landscape and inside of your house while passing by.