Oct 3, 2016

How to Protect Your Home against Burglars

How to Protect Your Home against Burglars

On average, in the United States a burglary occurs every 18 seconds. Based on official data released by the Office of the Attorney General, 197,189 cases of burglaries were reported in California in 2015.

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Here are some 7 basic tips that will help you protect your home from burglars

  • Most burglars will get into your house through the front door, so you should take some measures to “harden” it. It is highly recommended installing a steel door or at least upgrading the locks. The same applies for window bars. You can also install motion-sensitive lights. Some even put a dummy security camera to deter intruders.
  • Make sure that overgrown vegetation does not conceal the entrances to your home. Do not provide a potential burglar with place to hide before breaking into your house.
  • Do not show the inner content of your house to passers-by. Use shades, blinds or curtains. Otherwise a potential burglar may mark your house as a target.
  • Boxes of newly bought expensive electronic equipment (e.g. the new smart TV you bought two days ago) should not be discarded in a visible way. Burglars that survey your neighborhood should not be updated on your recent purchases.
  • Your back and front yard must be properly illuminated. Light keeps all sort of troubles away, especially those that might break into your home. As mentioned above motion-sensitive lights can definitely prevent unwanted people from wandering around your private property.
  • When you leave the house, leave some lights and your TV or radio on. You can use a timer for that purpose (A decent timer will cost you no more than $50). The majority of the burglars won’t get near a house if they think people are in it.
  • If you have a house with a yard, a big dog is not a bad idea. The dog does not have to be aggressive; he just has to look threatening.
How to Protect Your Home against Burglars was last modified: September 26th, 2016 by california Arrests

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