Making a Security Bluff Effective

security decoysWhen it comes to your home security, you don’t want to be bluffing about your important security measures. You really need to have these in place because you want to take every measure possible to protect your family and assets. You can enhance these though with a few security bluffs.

Any thief that is going to break into your home wants to feel as secure as he can while doing. They know they are running a risk of getting caught but their potential gain from robbing your home outweighs this.

The more uncomfortable you make this criminal feel the better. Now they want to make their job as easy as possible, so they would prefer not to deal with the family dog no matter how docile it may be. If you don’t happen to own one, you don’t necessarily how to let the crook know this.

On your back deck area which the break in thief is more likely to try to gain entry is where you can start your first security bluff. Just put a nice big steel dog bowl out there. To add to the scene you might want to hand one of those big spike dog collars attached to a sturdy lease. This is surely going to get the thief thinking. Now if you happen to add Rex the electronic dog alarm from Pre-lock then you have really pulled off a pretty effective security bluff.

Another bluff you probably use and don’t give much thought to, is leaving the outside light on. This works good when you are away. That is provided you are not leaving it on 24/7. Some thieves will case a house before they plan for their robbery. They will soon note that this light is on all the time, so they aren’t going to be concerned about it.

If you are planning on being away for a couple of days, you may have some windows that a thief could peer into. To make him edgy about whether someone is home or not, set the scene of doubt. Place a pail of water and mop and few cleaning items in clear view. This not something that the people that are going to be away from home would leave. It is going to definitely make the thief think.

Or alternatively to this put the vacuum cleaner in plain view, plugged in like at any moment you will be back to use it. Simple to do but might be a bluff that saves you a ton of heart ache.

You can also try a beware of dog sign in your window. Most people who have big dogs will do this. Again you are creating food for thought.

Every little bit helps when it comes to thwarting the attempts of thieves. These few decoy measures cost you next to nothing but could save you a lot of money and frustration of being robbed.

About Seidman

Paul Seidman is a Toronto security expert providing security services since 1978. Trained as locksmith & alarm security professional Seidman understands how to keep you safe and sound.
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