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Believe it or not, sometimes it’s resigned burglars who have the best tips on burglary prevention. It can be thought-provoking to find out what types of complications ex-criminals came across “back in the day” – obstacles that were so great, they actually sabotaged a criminal’s plans. So, what are those complications? Here are a few you may want to make a note of.
A Locked Front Door
“Lock your doors” is hardly a hot burglary prevention tip – but have you ever thought about the first thing a burglar checks when he approaches a home? Nine times out of ten, it’s the front door. Think about it: An unlocked door is a jackpot for a burglar. If the door is open, he can slip in quickly without tampering the lock, pulling out tools or worrying about the neighbors. And with one in three residential burglaries classified as “unlawful entries,” it seems too many homeowners make it easy for this to happen.
What can be done? We recommend smart locks, which can be included in any home security system upgrade. With smart locks, homeowners can lock the doors using a cell phone app – which means they can do it from anywhere.
An Occupied Home
Homeowners often miscalculate the intelligence of criminals, and that’s a big mistake. The truth is, many burglars will check out a neighborhood ahead of time to see what the best times of day are to strike. This is why daytime burglaries are now much more frequent than evening burglaries; unfortunately, criminals have simply gotten smarter.
But with the same home security upgrade that gives you smart locks, you can reduce the risk of being targeted while you’re at work. With security alerts that come straight to your phone, you’ll know about any suspicious activity that happens at home wherever you are. And if you have video incorporated into your security, you’ll be able to see what’s happening on your video alerts. If someone does try to force entry, your motion detectors will trigger the alarm – which means the UL listed, certified central station will be sending help immediately.
Smart Home Security Systems
They may not have admitted this when they were “working” – but once they retire, criminals will tell you that home security systems really work. In one survey of convicted burglars, 83 percent of them confirmed that they looked for signs of home security when staking out houses, and 60 percent said they avoided a house if they felt a system was installed. The numbers don’t lie, and neither do ex-criminals.
To learn more about burglary prevention with home security, Long Island homeowners should call All Action Alarm. We will be happy to provide a free home security consultation.
About All Action Alarm
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