It is always good to make sure that your house is as secure as it can be, and there are measures that you can take to ensure that you are keeping your assets safe and are avoiding the emotional and financial burdens that come with break ins and invasions.
- Lock It Up
This should go without saying, but there is an inclination in people to not lock their houses up when they know they’ll only be gone for a short period of time. For the opportunistic thief, this is an easy in and out job. No matter where you are going and how long for, you need to lock the doors, garage and windows behind you.
- Clear Line of Sight
Make sure that you don’t give thieves the opportunity to evade the gaze of a security camera or neighbours by cutting back trees and shrubbery that is in front of your home. Keep the site to your front door clear, install security cameras that have a clear view, and even look at putting in a motion detecting light to deter burglars.
- Know Where Your Keys Are
Do not hide them underneath the doormat or the plant next to the front door. Make sure that you keep track of where your keys are, and who has them. Do not leave them hidden around your house, as they can be quickly found by a thief. Also, do not lend them out to people. Keys can be copied, and can be the golden ticket to your belongings.
- Don’t leave clues
When you buy a new item like that computer you had your eye on or that plasma TV, make sure that you break up the boxes before you pack them into the bin.
Another thing you can do is take a look at your house from the outdoors, and see if you have any possessions that are in sight and an easy target to those canvassing your home.
- Install an Alarm
One of the most effective layers of defence that you can have is a comprehensive alarm system inside of your home. Not only are they a major deterrent for thieves, but they will also alert you in the event of a break in and allow you to take action. To find out more, get in touch with the team at ART Security.