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5 Easy Tips To Protect Your Home Against Burglary

June 22, 2022

5 Easy Tips To Protect Your Home Against Burglary

In a perfect world, there will be no theft and security issues. You won’t have to worry about your belongings and other valuables. Guess what? It’s not a perfect world. Burglar attacks are still widely reported. In the United States alone, burglars attack every 30 seconds according to FBI data. Ghana is not an exception to burglar attacks too. Most burglars attack in broad daylight when people are at work or on vacations. Therefore, you need to take precautionary measures to ensure that your home is secured and your belongings are safe. There are easy ways to do this without breaking the bank.

Here are 5 security tips you can do today to secure your home. Let’s dive in!

Keep your doors and windows secured

This tip might seem obvious but is often neglected especially when one is home. Do you lock your doors and windows consistently even when you are home? Investing in padlocks, bolts, bars, and window locks will reduce the time it takes for a burglar to break into your house. Ensure these elements are working properly and replace old locks when necessary. Also, when leaving your house, inspect doors and windows to make sure they are all secured. If you are home but in the backyard, ensure that the front door is locked. This is because burglars will not spend much time on your property as research has shown that thieves that break into houses need only 10 mins to complete the job. If you move into a new home, change the locks to reduce the chances of a stranger out there with keys to your house.

Install Security Cameras

You can get a good security camera without breaking the bank. There are affordable options that can achieve excellent results.This is a good option that will help you secure your home because a home with a good security camera will be less likely attacked by burglars.

Tip- security cameras with night vision and a hard drive for storing video recordings are better options you can consider.

Give the impression that someone is home

Most burglars tend to strike when no one is home. Therefore give the impression that someone is home even when no one is. How can you do that?

● Eliminate the temptation of acknowledging that you are absent.

Planning to leave the town or go for a vacation? Eliminate the temptation of announcing it on social media or in conversations with people you are unfamiliar with. Thieves have taken to social media to determine when house owners will be out of town to plan their next move. They are also more observant so take caution.

● Keep your outdoor lights on at night.

Exterior lights eliminate darkness and keep a potential burglar at a distance, no burglar likes to be caught in the spotlight.

● Leave a radio or a tv on to create an illusion that someone is present at home.

● Keep your environment clean before you leave. Trim grasses and eliminate signs that might suggest to the thief that you have been gone for days or more.

Get Curtains

Invest in good curtains. Curtains will block your house’s interior from the prying eyes of a burglar and prevent him from seeing valuables that could prompt him to break in.

Keep your valuables safe

Burglars still break in even after the best security precautions have been taken. Even if there do, you still want to ensure they steal as little as possible. You can achieve this by buying a safe where you can keep valuable belongings like cash, important documents, jewelry, and other stuff. Make sure you do not leave electronics in plain sight instead conceal them by keeping them in a place that makes it difficult to be stolen.

Make your home safer

Eliminate hiding places. Cut down or trim trees and plants that could be used for cover. Remove items that could constitute a hiding place for thieves. Also, if you suspect that your door lock has been compromised while you were away, resist the urge to go into the house because the thief might still be present. Alert the neighborhood instead or call the police.

You can keep your home safe and secure. It may not always be convenient but it is worth every effort you put in. Remember, taking action early will keep your belongings, you, and your loved ones safe.

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