When it comes to protecting your home from burglars, you never can be too careful! One wrong move could leave your home vulnerable to criminals who are looking to make a quick buck. Here at IDS Security Systems, we have years of experience installing CCTV, burglar alarms and a range of other home security systems - so we have a great understanding of the threats that homeowners face. With that in mind, we've put together this article to show you 3 ways to protect your home from burglars.
1. Lock all doors and windows
This may seem like the oldest trick in the book, but it's something that homeowners forget to do - especially in the spring/summertime. When the temperatures start to creep up, it's very appealing to have your doors and windows open to let a breeze run through the house, but this is when your home is the most vulnerable. All it takes is for you to go out to work and leave a door or window open and a burglar might take advantage.
One of the very first things that burglars do when they approach a property for the first time, is to check whether doors or windows are unlocked. While windows are a little trickier to climb in through, burglars can slip through an open door in a matter of seconds, so we urge you to take extra care and check your doors & windows whenever you leave the house.
2. Eliminate hiding places
Before a burglar targets a home, they will usually do some surveillance of your property. This gives them a good idea of where all of your doors and windows are and also allows them to memorise good hiding spaces around the property. Overgrown hedges and long grass can be used to provide cover when a burglar is approaching your house. Keeping on top of the gardening so that there are fewer hiding places is a great way to burglar-proof your home.
We've also heard stories about burglars hiding in outbuildings, sheds and garages to check that the coast is clear before making their move. We always recommend that you keep all of your garden storage buildings securely locked. Not only will this eliminate hiding places, but it will also prevent burglars from stealing valuable items like your bike, power tools and lawnmower!
3. Install a burglar alarm
While taking precautions will certainly boost your home's security, what it won't do is protect you if the worst should happen. Burglars have a particular skill for worming their way into our properties despite our best efforts. But don't worry, installing a burglar alarm is a great way to add another layer of protection to your home. A burglar alarm is designed to notify you when an unexpected person enters the building, so if you do forget to lock your door, your home won't be ransacked without your knowing.
Here at IDS Security, we offer a range of home security systems that are designed to protect your home from burglars. In addition to burglar alarms, we also install CCTV cameras and door entry systems - all of which will protect your home from burglars for years to come. All of our security systems are designed to suit your exact property and are installed by our experienced team, so you can rest assured that your home is in good hands.
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