There are very few feelings in the world that can compare to the sinking sensation you get when you realise you’ve been robbed.
What You Can Do Today To Keep Burglars Away?
- Lock Doors and Windows
If you have kids, lose your keys frequently, or want to automate your home, look no further than a smart lock. Some smart locks allow you to lock or unlock the door from your phone, which is ideal for on-the-go or forgetful folks.
- Put Up Signs
- Use Timers On Lights
- Trim Trees & Shrubs
The last thing you want is to make it easier for a thief to hide when attempting to break in, so eliminate his options for hiding spots. He may only need a few minutes of cover to make his entry but with no place to hide while doing it, he’s less likely to even try. You could even plant thorny shrubs by your windows to make it not only difficult to break in, but painful!
- Lock Your Garage
- Give The Appearance Of An Alarm System
Even if you don’t want to invest in a pricey alarm system, you can give your home the appearance of protection by using old wiring and obsolete computer equipment to make it look like you have a system. Fasten wires around windowsills and door jambs; place an old webcam in the window, and pretend to “set” the alarm when you leave the house.
You know that large, weeping blue pine you planted out front? Well, it doubles as a hiding spot. Plus, all that money, time, and effort you put into landscaping hints that you might also spend big bucks on things inside your home.
- Get to know your neighbors.
Crime tends to be lower in tight-knit communities because neighbors are more likely to look out for each other and can easily spot a stranger. Your neighbors can be one of your best assets in home crime prevention because they offer extra eyes and an outside perspective. Plus if they have a different work or school schedule from yours, they might be around during the day when you’re away and can alert you to any suspicious activity that may occur in your absence.