Burglaries are one of the most common crimes committed worldwide and is a continuing source of concern and having uninvited guests have unauthorised access to your residence gaining access is a distressing occurrence and it leaves both a mental and financial burden on the victims, since they have to restore stolen or damages items, as well as carry out preventive actions.
What then can be done to keep your home safe and protect your home? Below are some tips and tricks to keep your home burglar free:
- GET INTO THE SHOES OF A BURGLAR
The first step to preventing burglary is to think like a burglar, thus getting a glimpse of the method of operation, possible tools, timing, possible loopholes and vulnerability in your current security system, etc.
It is important to take time out to go around the house particularly giving attention to doors, windows, garage, shed and other access points and see if it is easy to break in.
Also, you can also act as an intruder and attempt breaking into your own house, using all the possible knowhow of a break-in available to you.
- REINFORCE YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS
Doors and windows are the most common and popular access point for burglars which is why it is important to have strong and reinforced locks, to make access difficult, if not impossible. Thus, investing in good quality and functional locks must be a priority when thinking about burglary proofing your house.
- ENSURE SURROUNDING IS SECURED
Many people tend to keep their surrounding unattended to, by storing items around, leaving weed and trees to overgrow and thus creating a space for intruders to hide and commit crime. It is necessary to therefore invest in a neat environment and night security light to ensure clear night vision.
- DO NOT DISPLAY VALUABLE ITEMS
Burglars often times peep into apartment to see if there are valuable items to pick. Dwellers are therefore advised to avoid displaying valuable or expensive items in places they can easily be spotted, ego windows.
- INSTALL SECURITY TECHNOLOGY: ALARM SYSTEM AND CCTV
It is important to install security cameras and alarms around doors and windows, to help raise alarm in the event of a burglar while also alerting the police and other first responders to the scene.
Also, the sight of cctv serves as a deterrent to criminals, as there is the fear of having their face getting recorded and the their identity known to the public.
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