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Home Security Sign: Help To Deter Criminals

Aug 18, 2007
The idea behind having a home security sign posted on your residence is that burglars tend to shy away from homes that include a security sign on their front lawn, in addition to stickers on doors and windows that read that a home alarm is present to warn would-be intruders. It is likely that most burglars are aware that some homes only have a sign without an alarm, still the chances are they will still bypass that house as a target.

Many times a home security sign will give the indication of coming from a professional alarm company, and most of the time that is true. There are however some humorous ones out there, which gave the intruder pause. There is one that reads to a would be intruder that the home is protected three days a week by a large snake. It is left up to the imagination of the would-be intruder to figure out which three. Another example of such a home security sign reads that the home is guarded by Smith & Wesson; implying that the owner has a gun inside.

However, despite the fact that there are signs all around the house saying that there is an alarm system, a burglar who is determined on getting into your home may be willing to take a chance. If they end up breaking into your home and no alarm sounds off they may take some sense of comfort that you may not have an alarm. Although there are some instances where a silent alarm has been tripped and the imminent arrival of law enforcement personnel may come as a shock when the realize sign was telling the truth.

The Majority of Alarms Come with Signs

Even if you are a do-it-yourself type of person and you want to install the alarm system yourself instead of a professional you will find most of the time that the alarm system have some kind of security sign as part of the package. The best place to put a sign is in a conspicuous place where would-be criminals will be able to see it so as to deter them from breaking into your home. Alarm horns and fake cameras mounted in an obvious place around the outside of your property can also serve as a home security sign to any would-be burglars.

The effect of having a horn shaped speaker mounted close to your roof is more likely to convince a burglar that you have a alarm system than any type of plastic sign sticking out of the ground. Additionally the thought of a security camera pointing at the front door of your home may do a lot more to serve as a home security sign to any potential criminal. Many investigative news programs have interviewed criminals and the majority of them say that any type of home security sign typically has them skip that house and move on to another business or residents somewhere else as it just is not worth the risk.

While it is always a better idea to have an actual alarm system in your home, if you are on a tight budget or have difficulty in installing a system than the alternative would be a sign to attempt to deter any possible criminal activity.
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Corbin Newlyn is an avid follower in the Security field. You can find more of his insights at Home Security and at Home Security and Automation tips.
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