Home Security Tip # 1
Open Your Eyes
It is surprising to me how many of us have tunnel vision. Tunnel vision is great for getting things done, but when you are in your neighborhood Open Your Eyes.
Do you see a stranger hanging around your neighborhood? Who is that man in the gas companies uniform, he isn’t our regular guy. Why is my neighbors dog barking again? Oh, not another alarm going off, I wish they never invented those noisy things.
Does this remind you of some one your know, maybe some one you know personally.
The bottom line is – know what is going on in your neighborhood. When you hear or see something strange report it to the authorities. I am sure you would want your neighbors to do that for you.
Home Security Tip # 2
Buy a Noisy Dog
Just like oil and water doesn’t mix. Burglars and noise don’t mix either.
The last thing a burglar wants is to draw attention to himself. If you have a dog that barks whenever a stranger is around you are in luck.
Burglars like to be real sneaky and quiet when they break in to a house. They want an easy in and a speedy get away.
The bottom line is – your dog makes a great home security system and your best friend.
Home Security Tip # 3
Use a Dead Bolt Lock on all of Your Entry Doors
According to the famous Chula Vista Residential Burglary Reduction Project:
From victim interviews, we learned that in 87% of the break-ins that occurred when intruders defeated locked doors with tools such as screwdrivers or crowbars, the burglars targeted “the one door that had no dead bolt lock”. This is a very revealing study.
The bottom line is – install dead bolt locks (with at least a one inch throw) on all of your entry doors.
Home Security Tip # 4
Lock Up Your Tools and Ladders
You feel violated when some burglar breaks in to your home. It takes time to feel safe again, if you ever do. You are more aware of everything for a while.
What is the absolute worse thing is when you find out that the burglar use your own tools to break in to your home. Read that sentence again. Then make sure all of your tools are under a secure lock and key.
The bottom line is – lock up your tools. Don’t make it easy for them.
Home Security Tip # 5
Install a Quality Home Security System
When a burglar is casing a house, he will try to find out if there is an alarm system. If there is he will usually move on to an easier target, unless he feels confident he can bypass the alarm system.
This is why it is best to pick a quality alarm system and don’t just go by price. Remember in life, you get what you pay for. With that said, the most expensive one may not be the best either.
Do your research. A great place to start is on Amazon. The reason I love Amazon is because of the reviews. Look for items that have at least 30 reviews or more, this will give you a good feel about the quality of that alarm system. If it is new, I would wait and see what others have to say.
The bottom line is – Burglars tend to skip by houses with a quality home security system.