A lot of people today think that they are unlikely to be a victim of an intruder gaining access to their home. But unfortunately where burglars are concerned, they don’t care that you may be a law abiding citizen, all they are looking at is a home which they can easily gain access to and take whatever they like, and which is likely to provide them with a bit of money once they sell it on.
Therefore, if you are worried that your home is likely to be the next target of a break in, there are some steps you can take to help ensure that this does not occur. Although these tips will help to try and prevent a break in from occurring, they will not actually stop the most determined of burglars from gaining access to your home if they really want to.
Instead of fitting traditional deadbolts to your doors, now install ones which are much longer in length. This will make it more difficult for any burglar to break them down. Also if you can, renew the main doors of entry into your home with ones which are much sturdier. If you want wooden ones, there are some which you can now purchase that come with reinforcements within them…especially look to not just reinforcing your door, but also the strike plate on the door frame which it fits into. Consider the Door Security Pro Door Security Guard.
As for patio doors, if you can, a very quick and simple way of helping to prevent a burglar gaining access through these is using a sawn off broom handle or a metal pole. The only way a burglar would actually now be able to gain access to your home through these doors is by smashing them. This they won’t typically do, as it makes too much noise and is likely to alert neighbors to what is happening. You could also use this method on windows which slide open.
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Only use a system that has come from a source that you trust, or from a manufacturer who is well known to you. Also, place signs around your home to show that you have a security system in place, and this can often deter a burglar very quickly from trying to break in to your home. You can either install such systems yourself, or arrange to have a company install it for you, but check their credentials and obtain any references you can for them. Plus, why not look at having a system, such as those supplied by ADT, which are monitored 24 hours a day 7 days a week?
Probably a very cost effective way of providing a deterrent to your home is having a pet that is noisy, especially when people get very close to your property. Often, a dog barking will generally prevent any would be burglar from trying to gain access to your home, whether you are in it or not.
When it comes to making your home secure, at the end of the day, it comes down to you using your common sense. Look closely at those areas of your home which you feel are most vulnerable, and increase the amount of security that you have on them. But whatever type of security improvements you decide to make to your home, you must remember to keep them within the requirements of the law, as you do not want to find yourself faced with a law suit after a would be burglar has been injured after trying to gain access to your home, and you have used something which can be construed as a weapon to prevent them doing so.