While a security system is a great method for keeping burglars away, there are simple things you can do to further deter a burglar from attempting to break-in to your home or business.
1. Keep your lights on. Simply put, don’t advertise your absence. By keeping a few lights on throughout the house, the residence seems occupied, therefore keeping a burglar away. Burglars look for quiet, dark homes when attempting a break-in; you can prevent this by using timers on interior and exterior lights.
2. Lock your doors and windows. You might be surprised to learn that many burglaries often occur due to an unlocked door or open window. It’s like an invitation for a burglar to easily come in, get what they want, and get out. If you don’t want anyone coming in, don’t make it easy for them.
3. Hide or put away valuables and merchandise. If a nice TV or other valuable is on display, you are indirectly enticing a burglar to steal it. Burglars know what they are looking for before a break-in. By keeping those things put away, you are making the theft more difficult, and that’s not what burglars want. This is perhaps more important for businesses.
4. Consider getting a dog. If you’ve been on the fence about getting a dog, now may be the time. Burglars hate dogs. Dogs are not typically accustomed to strangers, making them loud, obnoxious, and sometimes vicious. They get in the way of a burglar, making the job all the more difficult.
Anything to make theft more difficult is what will really keep a burglar away. By considering the four things above, you are greatly decreasing your chances of your home or business being broken into. These things work with your security system to create the most well-rounded security. You’ll have total peace of mind knowing you’re doing everything you can to protect your home and business, while we do the same. Call us today at 877-532-SAFE (7233) or visit our website for more security options and information.