Crime doesn’t just happen. Criminals look for their best opportunity to do or get what they want without getting caught, and surprisingly little things can cause them to rule out a potential target. Studies show that in many cases, the crimes could have been prevented had the resident taken measures to make their home less inviting to thieves by improving simple security features.
Make the Home Look Constantly Occupied
Make it difficult to know when the home is empty. Set televisions, radios, and lights on timers to rotate around the home so it looks occupied even while you are away at work.
Keep Curtains Closed
If a thief cannot see into a home, entering it becomes riskier because they cannot evaluate what there is to take or what problems they may encounter, such as dogs or people.
Keep Landscaping Trimmed
Yard work is not fun, but keeping the trees and shrubs trimmed removes the cover criminals love and is a cost effective crime deterrent.
Keep Doors and Windows Locked
This may seem simple, but many people do not lock their doors, especially if they are home. Always lock your doors and windows.
Create a Physical Perimeter of Defense
Create layers of difficulty for intruders. Fence your property and secure it with a locking gate. Use creative landscaping to create obstacles, such as placing thorny bushes under windows and surrounding the home with landscaping rock that is noisy to walk across.
Use Strategic Lighting
Light can be a criminal’s worst enemy. Consider using motion sensor lighting to cover every part of the property, not just the front of the home.
Install a Security System
Home security systems are always your best defense against crime. Home security systems are proven effective and come in a wide range of features to address any home security need.
About All Action Alarm
Crime can be devastating, but preventing it can be as easy as implementing these simple steps. If you have any questions about how you can improve your home security, call All Action Alarm today.