From time to time, ex-criminals have good tips to offer on preventing home burglary. It’s always interesting to discover what obstacles burglars encountered back when they were “doing jobs” – in other words, those things that would ultimately dissuade them from taking their plans all the way. Luckily, we have a few of those things here for you. Here’s burglary prevention information based on the hindrances burglars hate the most.
A Home with Locked Doors and Windows
It sounds simple, but consider how many residential burglaries are classified as “unlawful entries.” The truth is, it’s a whopping 500,000 a year. In an unlawful entry, the criminal normally enters the house through an open window or unlocked door rather than forcibly breaking in. And unfortunately for busy homeowners, it’s easy to inadvertently invite unlawful entry to happen simply by forgetting to lock the door when they leave.
How can you make sure this doesn’t happen to you? With a home security system that enables you to lock the door from an easy-to-use smartphone app. You’ll even be able to close the garage door, which is another entry point that’s commonly left open when people leave the house quickly. You can do this from the road, while you’re at work or anywhere else you happen to be. No more turning around to go back home when it hits you that doors are unsecured; just pull out your phone and fix the problem.
A Home That’s Always Occupied
A smart criminal will stake out a neighborhood and watch the routines of the homeowners, because they want to find out when they are away from home the longest. For most homeowners, that happens to be during daytime hours – but if you work a night shift, that’s even better as far as the criminal is concerned. In any case, the vast majority of burglaries happen while homes are unoccupied – so when people are home, most burglars are less likely to act.
High Quality Home Security Systems
With a home security system, you can reduce the risk of being targeted while you’re not home. In a published survey, 60 percent of reformed burglars said they avoided targeting a home when they determined there was a security system. But if they do, the alerts that come to your phone make sure you’ll know about any suspicious activity the moment it happens. And if we have integrated home security cameras into your system, you can receive video alerts that show you what’s happening in real time. If someone tries to enter unlawfully, your alarm will be triggered and help will be on its way.
Take it from reformed criminals: Home security systems work. To explore your home security options, contact Park Security Systems. We will be glad to speak with you.
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