Most people don’t like to think they could ever be the victims of a burglary. However you might be surprised how many do get caught out. The odds are in your favour to avoid this if you take some smart steps now to protect your home.
No home can ever be 100% protected against intruders. However this should not deter you from taking every conceivable step to ensure you remain as safe as houses inside your home. Most burglars will take the easy route and choose an easy target if they possibly can. Would your home be the easy target they are looking for?
Even if your home security leaves a little to be desired at present, it doesn’t always have to be this way. There is plenty you can do to reduce the chances you will ever be burgled, so you can start making changes now and reap the benefits of a heightened level of security when you do.
Start with the obvious points of entry – doors and windows. If you leave one open you are leaving an invitation for someone to enter. Make sure your security measures include closing and locking them whenever you go out – even if it is only for a short time. Opportunist thieves can even sneak in through an open back door if you are in another part of the house, so be wary of this too.
Indeed, looking over your garden to see how easy it is to access is a smart move. Many people top off their fence panels with trellis panels, which are far more fragile to get over successfully. If someone tried to climb over them they would at the very least leave evidence behind. The sound of the trellis breaking would be more likely to attract attention too – something thieves do not want to happen. Growing prickly plants by the borders of your garden and thorny roses up the fence is a good move as well.
There is a lot more you can do to deter burglars as well. For example, put security lighting outside your property at the front and rear. If someone gets close the security light will come on and frighten them away. An alarm is another good move; you can have sensors put in each room and alarm the ground floor at night while you sleep upstairs. Alternatively you can alarm specific rooms and simply leave your bedroom, the landing and the bathroom free to move around in. You can even go further and install a fibre optic security system if you wish.
As you can see there are lots of different options here. The good news is you can do lots of different things for little to no money, and consider your budget when it comes to going for things like a fibre optic security system. It is important to take it step by step and use common sense to ensure you attain the best result for your budget and your home.
In the end it is wise to have the best security you can afford for your home. The easier it is to protect your home and your belongings, the more secure you will feel. There is no need to present a good target for burglars to take advantage of.