Installing a reliable home alarm system is without a doubt, one of the best ways to ensure your home is safe from burglars. But in addition to this, there are a few considerations you can make to ensure that the would-be burglars will not be having a free ride into your home, should your home alarm fail. Here is a brief look at some of them:
Lights and lighting
Burglars and lights are light water and oil – they will never see eye to eye. With the current advancement of technology, by improving the lighting system around your home, you have effectively moved a notch higher in killing the burglar’s spirits. A good option would be to install motion activated flood lights at strategic locations such as the backyard, the driveway and along the perimeter of the yard.
Instead of relying on ordinary locks, for which, keys can be easily reproduced, you should consider investing in upgraded high security locks so your keys cannot be reproduced without your knowledge or consent.
As such, you will rest assured that you will be the only person with the keys, and if any other person has them, then you will know exactly who they are and the number of copies they have. This is one of the approaches you can easily use to bolster the security of your home, and make it more difficult for the bad guys to gain access.
By installing alarm warning signs on your gate or around the fence, you will be informing burglars that their every move is being watched. Research indicates that homes with such alarm warning signs are less likely to be targeted by burglars, since prospective intruders are afraid of getting caught. Again, this is a subtle, but superlatively effective way to deter burglars from even thinking about targeting your home.