Thieves just love an unprotected house. They want to get in, get as many of your hard-earned valuables as possible, and get out.
Criminals know the longer it takes to get into (and off of) your property, the more they risk being caught. As such, they like to target houses that don’t seem to have much security.
Security fences with gate openers are perfect for several reasons.
You can prevent this by being prepared and knowing what to look for.
There are a ton of ways to prevent entry from your windows.
The best part- home automation is becoming increasingly common and more affordable. It’s easy to start small and continue to grow your home security. Remember, taking action and doing some things is better than waiting to do everything (especially when “everything” is overwhelming and doesn’t get done!).
You can use home automation is so many ways:
A security system provides so much peace of mind and is a great deterrent to criminals. You’ve probably seen crime shows that downplay the importance of alarms, saying seasoned criminals know how to disarm them. While this makes for compelling television, it’s not true in real life.
Consider this: only 12% of all criminals even plan breaking in before doing so. Most thieves are opportunistic, and nothing shuts down opportunities like a good security system.
Plus, 84% of all thieves check for an alarm system before attempting to break into a property. This means that installing a security system is one of the best ways to secure your home
Placing lights in both your front and back yards, close to your garage or outside buildings, and along pathways makes sure that you have enough lighting so as to deter burglars and other criminals.
There are a ton of things you can do to use light to your advantage.
Landscaping adds a ton of curb appeal. Landscaping can transform your yard into your own perfect home getaway. However, you want to take care that it doesn’t transform into the perfect hideaway for a criminal!
Certain elements of landscaping actually work in favor of criminals and would-be burglars! Trees and tall bushes easily double as a ladder for a determined thief, providing easy access to upstairs windows that may not be secured. Shrubs are also problematic. They can provide the perfect hiding spot for a thief in case you are home or a neighbor wanders around near your property.
The best way to prevent your yard and hard work being used against you is to really take a look at your landscaping from a thief’s perspective.
Get a fresh view with a friend and take a hard look around your property. Are there ladders or stools hanging about? Tall bushes? Take a notebook and pen with you as you walk around your property. Make notes on things you may want to consider or change.
Here are some things to take a deeper look at:
Taking these precautions means you’re looking at everything from the vantage point of a burglar. You don’t want to entice criminals to your yard by leaving out goodies or creating excellent hiding spots.
This one is very important, especially if you’re using home automation for your home security needs.
When everything’s linked up to your WiFi, it is absolutely essential to make sure it’s secure. Not having your WiFi secure really defeats the purpose of all the home security measures.
Do yourself a favor and take your internet security as serious as other components of your system
Luckily, it’s not too hard to secure your WiFi so that criminals can’t break into your home network.
This can protect your WiFi, which in turn protects your home. Plus, there are a ton of internet criminals out there looking for a pay day. Keeping your connection secure makes sure that bank details, logins, and other valuable information is protected from scammers.
Burglaries are very frightening events. They can not only cause a huge amount of monetary loss, but they can also make you feel uneasy that someone broke into your safe haven
The good news is that protecting your home is easier than ever. Home security is very affordable, and there are a ton of DIY options to help you save money while protecting yourself, your family, and your property.
You don’t have to do everything on this list. Don’t worry if you don’t have the time or funds to do everything all at once. Every step that you take towards making your home more secure will help deter burglars and other criminals.
One of the best ways to prevent burglaries is by installing a security fence with a gate operator. If you already have a fenced in yard, this upgrade is more affordable than you might think, and pays off in dividends. Not only does it deter criminals, but it means they’ll know you are serious about security. Even if you don’t yet have the other security features, it’s a safe bet they’ll assume you do. Your house will look unattractive to criminals, which is exactly how you deter burglaries in the first place. Keep in mind that electric swing gate openers and electric sliding gate openers best protect your home and property while also using as many other deterrents from this list as possible.
Want to discuss how Eagle Operators can help you secure your home or business to help you prevent burglaries? Contact us today!