Keeping home burglars away takes some careful planning
and due diligence, but should not be an overwhelming task.
While it may feel that your not safe anywhere anymore, not
even in your own home, you do actually have the power
to prevent crime at your home and in your neighborhood.
Protecting your home from being robbed or worse a
home invasion can be done in 3 easy steps. Just follow
these 3 easy steps to prevent a home burglary and you'll
start living a safe life immediately.
1. The first step in preventing a home burglary takes a large
dose of common sense and preparation. It's the staging phase of our 3 action plan.
The first thing you want to do is take a big look at your property from the outside
world and pretend that you are a burglar. Approach your house from the street.
Take note of anything that stands out to you as an invitation to a would be burglar.
Is your back gate locked or worse, left open? Do you have flyers on your front door
like you've been away for weeks? Anything that screams, "I'm easy access" or "I
haven't been home in weeks," needs to be attended to.
While you are in this stage you should also take basic safety precautions such as
not leaving any keys under mats or above front porch lights where anyone can find
them. You should also make your home look like you live there and aren't away on
vacation by cleaning up any old newspapers, stray mail on the front porch, and
trash cans left on the curb. During this stage also look for any easy entry points
that need to be corrected such as overgrown bushes covering a lower level window
or an easy to climb tree to the second floor. Another common tactic is to create an
illusion that you have a big dog with a beware of vicious dog sign or dog bowl in the
yard or if you are a woman who lives alone creating the illusion of a man's presence
helps prevent you from being a target. You can leave men's shoes on the porch for
example. Just using your brain to think through scenarios and come up with easy
solutions will help prevent a burglary and doesn't cost you a dime.
2. The second step is to call your local security alarm company. The cost of home
alarm systems has reduced greatly over the years and quality has gone up. There
are several types of security packages, monitoring options, and alarm companies
to choose from ensuring you will get the best package for your unique needs. Make
sure to do you research on the different companies and have a few out to your
home. Allow the sales representative to show you how the company will protect
your location and ask as many questions you can think of from how fast the
companies response time is to what the procedures are for false alarms. Once
you have settled on the company you have a new alarm system installed.
3. Now that you have taken the free and easy measures to prepare your home for
preventing a home burglary and you have had a security alarm installed it is time
to move onto step three. Step three is the simplest of all! Now all you have to do is
use your alarm system on a regular basis ensuring that your home is protected
while you are away. Many burglaries will by pass a home that has a yard sign or
presence of an alarm system, but many other burglars will test the home to see
if the system is actually turned on. What good is an alarm system that isn't even
armed? It's useless. Remembering to arm you system each time you leave your
home and at night when you've retired to bed will ensure that you are remaining
protected. Keeping us with step 1 by maintain front shrubs, mail, newspapers, and
anything else that would create a target on your home will also help keep you
Home burglaries do happen everyday. In fact the statistics are 1 every 14 seconds
nationally. But they are preventable and you are in control. Taking basic safety
precautions, having an alarm system, and using the alarm system regularly are 3
easy steps we all can take to keep our home safe.
There are so many great tips for protecting your home. To learn more tips visit
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