No one wants to be the victim of a burglary. Burglars are opportunistic criminals who are looking for easy targets. By taking some simple steps, you can make your home less attractive to burglars and deter them from breaking in.
5 Practical Tips to Enhance Your Home Security
Keep Windows and Doors Locked
The simplest tip is to always ensure that all entry points to your home are locked and secure. Many times, burglars enter homes through an unlocked door or window. Whenever you leave, make sure to double-check each entryway to ensure your home is safe.
Strong door locks like deadbolt locks make locked doors harder to break into. These locks are stronger than the normal door handle locks, and they can be used in tandem with door strike plates to establish a secure barrier for unwanted visitors. You can also strengthen the door frame by installing a door jam reinforcement device. These enhance the durability and security of your doorways.
Exterior Light Fixtures
Installing motion sensor lights near the main entry points of your home can deter burglars by surprising them and making them think they are being watched. Light also exposes their attempts to break into the home. Pairing motion-sensor exterior lights with cameras provides extra security for the exterior of your home.
Clean Up Outside
Keeping the outside of your home by picking up expensive tools, gadgets, bikes, and toys can prevent theft at your home. Make sure to put away all tools, ladders, bikes, and other valuable items after you’re done using them so burglars won’t be tempted to come by and pick something up.
Have A Guard Dog
Dogs are very good burglar deterrents. Many burglars are afraid to be chased by or bitten by a dog, so having a dog in or around your home to protect against unwanted visitors can be a very effective way to secure your home.
Security System and Signage
Lastly, installing a security system and displaying that your house is protected by professional monitors makes burglars think twice about hitting your home. ProTec offers a variety of home security systems to help customers deter burglars 24/7 all year long.
If you’re considering installing a security system to keep your family and belongings safe, contact ProTec today to find out which system best fits your specific needs.