Almost every homeowner puts in at least some type of effort to ward off home break-ins. It may be no more than keeping the doors and windows locked, but in most cases it includes at least a basic alarm system. These are all important steps but there are even a few more steps for home security that you can take that don’t cost you anything, but help you to be really pro- active in the protection of your family and home.
This means you are going to have to take a different approach and try thinking like a crook for a few moments when it comes to the vulnerability of your home. You of course being an honest person is going to find this a real switch in your way of thinking, but remember the best way to beat your enemies is to know how they think.
Just take a look around your home and try to determine if you really wanted to get in without the normal mode of entry, and without drawing too much attention to yourself how would you do it. Don’t be surprised if your thinking now changes when it comes to how much you believed your home was secure. Chances are you are going to detect at least a few vulnerable spots.
If you were to call in the security experts from Pre-Lock this is one of the assessments they would do. They would first determine all of the vulnerable areas of your home, then make the proper suggestions to tighten these weaknesses up.
One of the biggest mistakes that a lot of people make is providing a great view from their windows for burglars. Some put expensive objects right in clear view which really makes it enticing for the thieves to perform a break-in. There are lots of ways that you can make the external viewing of your windows look attractive without advertising all your expensive items.
Along with spring comes the desire to start getting outdoors and do some cleanup. This is great but make sure that you aren’t leaving any tools around that crooks could use to gain entry to your home. Ladders and shovels and other gardening tools need to be put away. Although this would be a full deterrent for the crooks why make it easier for them?
Finally when you are planning the security for your home, don’t just do what your neighbors or friends are doing. Every home is unique and you need the proper security measures that are applicable to your needs.