Install CCTV cameras all-around your property. For better effectiveness, place these cameras in areas that can be clearly seen.
We tell you, burglars would rather rob another house than risk being caught and exposed on camera.
3. Block Them
“Burglars like to target homes that are easy to access.” – an Idaho news station.
If that’s the case, you need a line of defense to block burglars away.
Sure, a tall gate and walls are a good defense, but they can easily find ways to access that.
What they CAN’T easily access, though, is a property with a guard dog.
A big dog with a loud bark will have burglars scuttling away.
4. Scare Them
“Burglars want to get in and out with no trouble. A warning sign tells them that breaking into the home may be more trouble than it’s worth.” – Wtop news.
To scare burglars away, place warning signs on the gate, on the door, or anywhere that’s clear to see for an intruder.
Signs such as “Beware of the dog,” “Guarded by security cameras,” or “No trespassing” warn burglars that you’re not someone to mess with.
Even if you don’t actually have a dog or security camera, these signs are still effective as burglars want zero trouble.
Keep in mind that it’s best to back up these signs with the actual thing.
3 Steps to Better Secure Your Home
Keeping burglars away is your first line of defense.
The second line of defense is adding better security to your house.
Here are the steps…
1. Secure Doors and Windows
It seems that keeping your doors and windows locked is not enough anymore. The reason is that most burglars are now experts at picking locks.
To add better security, install door or window sensor alarms. These alarms send you an email or text when the door/window has been opened. From there, you can either turn the lights on or access a video feed from your smartphone.
If you’re in the house, security products can hold these intruders back. For example, the Sleeve barricades a door by simply slipping it into the hinges.
If your doors and windows are extra secure, so is your house.
2. Strengthen Weak Areas
A more persistent burglar can easily knock down weak areas, say, your hollow-core back door.
To strengthen your house then, consider replacing your door’s material with hardwood or steel. Or, you can add more bolts to make sure the door stays intact in its frame.
There are even door reinforcement kits that you can use to fortify the weak spots.
This way, no amount of kicking will knock the door over and allow the burglar in.
3. Hide Your Valuables
Of course, you don’t want anything stolen from your house. However, you especially don’t want your valuables to be taken.
Just in case the burglar is able to go through all your security, don’t allow them to get to your valuables.
Don’t hide them in conventional places – dresser drawers, bedside tables, medicine cabinets…
Instead, find creative places to hide them away. For example, you can store valuables in a crevice on the wall or at the back of a picture frame.
Burglars won’t have time to look in these unexpected areas.
Don’t want burglars to rob your house?
These 7 steps are proven to keep them away.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to enforce these 7 steps right away. You can start with the ones that are most important to you. From there, you can slowly include the rest.
If you’re aware of burglar risks, acting on it will most likely prevent it from happening.