It is estimated that some home in the United States will be broken into every 15 seconds. This is the reason why you need to take the necessary steps to repel a would be thief away from your home. You can do this by not making your home looking inviting or in other words making it look like breaking into your home would be a hassle. Here are some tips on how you can make your home more burglar proof and less inviting to would be robbers:
Start with your yard
Don’t make your home or your yard an easy access zone for robbers. Store all ladders away from your home. Trim all trim limbs near your windows and roof. Do not plant trees or shrubs that can block your windows or give a person a place to hide near your home.
Place plenty of exterior lights around your home. Also place many motion sensor lights near your doors and windows.
If you do wish to plant pretty flowers near your windows, plant such things as roses, bougainvilleas or cacti that are pretty, yet full of nice thorns.
Never place your name on your mailbox or side of your house. Instead, stick with just your box numbers. A crook could then get your address from your mailbox and call 411 to get your phone number and call to see if you are home, when he/she considers the act of robbing you.
Consider alarming your home
If you do get an alarm, makes sure that you place the warning decals outside your home in visible locations. Many robbers will skip houses that have these decals just because they rather not deal with the alarms.
Ask the alarm dealer how much more it would cost to add glass sensors or motion sensors to rooms that have slider doors.
Consider purchasing a DIY installation such as lifeshield or SimpliSafe. They do not require hardwiring and are not as expensive.
Shield your windows
Safety film can be used to cover your windows for about $15 a square foot.
Definitely close the drapes in the rooms that have the most expensive furnishings when you leave the house for the evening.
Lock your doors
This may sound like a stupid reminder. Yet, many of us do forget to lock our doors on more than one occasion. This is why you should make it a habit to always double check that you lock your doors before going out for the night and before going to bed.
Consider setting up a neighborhood watch
Neighborhood watches programs do work. If your neighborhood doesn’t have one, yet, it may be time for you to think about getting one started. If you and your neighbors take the time and energy to look out for one another, you may be able to avoid your home and your neighbor’s home from being robbed.
Take the necessary steps now to help avoid being robbed of your possessions and your peace of mind.