Without even knowing it, your house could be sending out an open invitation to thieves and burglars that it’s an easy target. This of course is a distressing fact, however the good news is that by taking many simple steps you can easily improve your home security. Consider the safety and security of your home with these points in mind and you’ll be able to make some improvements that can go a long way.
Having a sign posted in your yard saying that you have a home security system is enough to make many criminals think twice about breaking in. This isn’t just a guess, actual studies have proven this to be true. While you could just buy or make a sign and post it in your yard, you won’t have the backup of a real security system in place when you need it. That means you should always consider having a true system in place, but knowing the power of the sign itself is a strong reason to consider getting one.
A house without a posted security system sign is sending an open invitation, and so is a house that has lots of open windows that are easily accessible. If you’re not at home, or you’re asleep upstairs, you have to close and lock all of your windows to ensure that nobody sees an almost too easy means of entry.
You also have to think about your back doors and any sliding glass doors you may have as well. People often forget to or blatantly decide not to look these doors, but this is a big mistake. In fact, merely adding a steel dowel into your glass door’s track will make it much harder and noisier for a burglar to break in, adding to your security and safety. Adding metal security bars or gates to lower level windows or small basement windows is an additional easy way to boost your home security.
If you’re home has a very dark and mostly unlit exterior, than a burglar will again be receiving an open invitation. This kind of setting makes it easy for them to sneak right up to your house without you ever receiving any kind of inclination that something is amiss.
Compounding the dark exterior you may have lots of tall or thick bushes by your windows. Some people think this helps your security because it makes it harder for someone to break in. But actually, it’s just providing further hiding spots that a would be robber can use while breaking into your home.
The best solution that many people are now turning to is a home security system that utilizes motion detection lighting in certain areas of your home such as your driveway or backyard. This allows you to not have bright lights on all of the time, but will deter anybody who is trying to make their own onto your property and into your house.
Finally, don’t forget to take further steps such as simply shutting your shades or curtains at night. When someone can stare right into your house, they can easily see if anyone is home or if there is something worthwhile to be stolen.
Don’t send out an open invitation for burglars to break into your home. Many aspects of your house could unwillingly be doing just that. Follow these easy steps to protect your house, and install a home security system for maximum protection at all times and from all potential threats. The safety and security of your home is the most important thing you have.