Ask a random sample of homeowners about their greatest property-related fears, and the responses you get will vary only slightly. Home fires and natural disasters will be among the most common answers you get, as will break-ins and other security breaches. While there is little you can do to protect your property from Mother Nature’s worst temper tantrums, there are a number of precautions you can take to reduce the likelihood that your home will be the target of your neighborhood’s next serial burglar.
Install Maximum Security Locks
Unfortunately, lock-picking and lock-bumping are skills that thieves are learning to master at an alarming rate. Fortunately, there are a handful of deadbolt locks that even the cleverest of thieves cannot crack. To ensure their efficacy, hire an experienced locksmith to install these locks on your home’s doors.
Set Up Surveillance Cameras
Burglars do not like to get caught. By increasing the likelihood that a burglar will be stopped in action or identified after an initial getaway, CCTV video monitoring makes many burglars wary of breaking into a home that is equipped with security cameras.
Take Extra Precautions When Going Away
Leaving a light, radio, or TV on can help trick a burglar into thinking you are home when you are away at work or out for the evening. When leaving home for a weekend or longer, however, there are more effective ways to hide your absence. These include having a trustworthy neighbor collect newspapers so that they do not pile up on your property and setting up multiple light timers and “fake” TVs to make it appear as if various parts of your home are occupied.
Use a Safe
Having a safe won’t keep burglars from entering your home, but it will keep them away from your most prized possessions. Interestingly enough, this is one of the few tips on this list that also provides a measure of defence against fires and natural disasters.
If you live in the Orlando area and are looking to burglar proof your home, Armstrong Lock & Security, Inc. can provide you with just about everything you need. To speak with one of our locksmiths about our dedicated service and state-of-the-art safes, locks, and other security solutions, call (321) 800-4982.