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10 Tips To Better Secure Your Home From Burglars

Jan 30, 2008
In the world today it is ever more important to secure your property and make sure you do everything that you can to prevent burglars. This article gives you the top 10 tips on how to better secure your home.

(1)Home Security Lighting

Make sure that areas which are most likely to be vulnerable and present an opportunity are well lit during the day and night. A well lit area presents much less of an opportunity for any would be burglar than a dark unlit space. Installation of home security lights is a simple process and they can be picked up from any good Do It Yourself (DIY) store.

(2)Secure all Doors and Windows

When you develop your home security plan ensure that all of the windows and doors in your home have good quality locks and bolts. The windows to a house are very vulnerable and if unsecured can present an easy way for a thief to enter the property. The doors should always have a good dead lock and should also be solid in build.

(3)Home Alarm Systems

Make sure to have a good quality alarm system installed on the property; make sure that the alarms are wired up to all the major entry points within the house.

(4)Home Security Cameras

Install security cameras where necessary, these are particularly effective in outside areas on the perimeter of the property to prevent any vandalism and entry into your home.

(5)Motion Detection Cameras

Add a good motion detection camera system to give extra security backup, the systems are clever and can detect movement from humans and distinguish between when they should record movement and not.

(6)Video Surveillance Monitors

Fit entry video surveillance monitors to either the gate or the front door, this allows you to view and talk to anybody who is trying to enter the premises. If they are unauthorized then you do not even need to open the front door to them.

(7)Safes

Have a good fireproof safe to store any of your valuables or expensive possessions and paper work. If an intruder gets into the property and they are looking for a quick job then it is unlikely they will try to get anything from the safe.

(8)Cancel Deliveries When You Are Away

A small one but no less significant, many people often forget to cancel the newspapers or milk; this is a giveaway sign that the homeowners are away, always remember to do this.

(9)Internal Security Lights

Install internal lights that are on an automatic switch, this will give the effect that the property is occupied when you are away on either business or vacation. These are all very easy to install and will work as an excellent deterrent to any would be burglar.

(10)Secure Outside Areas

If you have any outside buildings make sure they are fully secure, if your external property looks to be well secured this will give the impression to intruders that you take security seriously and the whole house is probably well secured.
About the Author
Steve Strong's is an employee with Sun Security which is an innovative and growth oriented company who uses a fresh and new approach to meet the security needs of millions of consumers throughout North America. Sun Security supplies Home Security Cameras Visit us at: http://www.sunsecurity.com
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