An FBI crime report indicated that a property crime occurred every 4.1 seconds in 2017.
This statistic should not make you live in fear, but it should prompt you to better protect your home. Do you know how to burglar-proof your home?
While a house provides shelter, your home should keep you and your family safe. Keep reading to learn ways to burglar-proof your home.
Install a Burglar Alarm
Do not leave your property unprotected. Install a top of the line alarm.
Burglar alarms create an impossible to ignore sound when somebody tries to break in. The loud noise will wake you if you’re sleeping and often scare off potential intruders before they even get all the way into your home.
The more advanced systems even protect your home against fire and flood with special sensors and alerts. If you are not home, wireless technology allows the alarm to notify your cell phone.
They also alert emergency services right away so they can get on the scene quickly. On top of protecting your home, alarms also take liability off of you when it comes to insurance claims.
Burglar Proof Doors
Add extra security by doubling up on locks for your doors. Keeping a handle lock as well as a deadbolt will make it more difficult for intruders to jimmy the apparatus.
Strengthen the door jam by installing a strike plate with screws at least 3″ in length and then reinforce it with hardware. For door locks that seem less sturdy, purchase a security stick for doors. Add additional protection by adding a lock onto the screen door and keeping the glass closed up.
Keep intruders from picking locks and entering through sliding glass doors with a special patio door lock or you can create make-shift enforcement by throwing a baseball bat into the track so the door cannot slide open.
Light Up Your Property
Burglars like to lurk in the dark. Take that opportunity away and they will more than likely pass up your home.
Install sensor lights in potential hiding spots, like the back yard and side of the house. Garden and patio lights look pretty while also making it to light to hide.
Secure Basement Windows
Basement windows offer intruders the perfect opportunity to break-in easily and unseen. Install a security film and bar each window to make breaking in through there impossible.
Get a Dog
Canine fur family can sense somebody in the yard before they make it to the house. Burglars usually scout out houses prior to breaking in, and seeing a big dog may make them cross you off the list.
Even a little pup will deter them. Barking will keep everybody alert and hopefully scare the burglar away.
Use These Tips on How to Burglar Proof Your Home
Now that you know how to burglar-proof your home, you can create a safer space for you and your family. Make it more of a hassle than it is worth for intruders.
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