There are things that clearly should not be done: a door unlocked shouts “I’m tired of my brand new iPod and awesome” A window of a ground floor wide open in summer is a treat for criminals. Most people are much more careful than that, and this encourages theft often details a little less extreme. But, however, easy to avoid so share with you five tips for essential safety we prevent theft in the home. I’ll start with one of the most common security solutions: the ever popular, easy to install and very useful alarm system.
- Make some noise
It is sometimes thought that an alarm system is an infallible method, which fixes everything about home safety concerns. But in fact does not prevent anyone from. But what we do get is your home a less attractive target if used in the right way.
The alarms look pretty easy to use: install, activate, and remember to turn it on … The thing is that the alarm goes off once the intrusion has happened. Someone has already entered, the alarm sounds, and the police arrive quickly.
But nevertheless, if you want your alarm to be even more effective, thieves should know that you have to avoid being a target. This means that it has to do well plate with the name of the alarm company out of the house. When people kept hidden so as not to tarnish the aesthetics (whatever it is), the thieves will not know that the house is in fact far less desirable than the house next door.
The lesson, the alarms are more effective the more obvious.
- Beware of social networking
Criminals use the Internet like any other mother’s son. So you must be very careful with the information that is hung on the Internet, such as our vacation plans. These are details that seem harmless: they update their Facebook status saying that they went on vacation and that they will spend two weeks on the beach, hang posts in real time with photos of their travels … We all love to share. The problem is we cannot be absolutely sure of who you are sharing. It is so difficult to gossip in social networks which a thief can do and also know that you have free reign to access your home without problem. So the less information we give them about it the better.
- Where are the keys…?
Perhaps under the mat was a good place to hide a key decade ago (or maybe even not then was). The door frame is also a good place if the thief measured four feet. But we are in the XXI century. Perhaps it is useful to hide a key in case you run out or a friend need to go to your house to pick something up. But you may also find yourself in much more unpleasant that you have stolen for the same reason. So it is better to have an extra key out there to someone. The place is safer for an extra key to a neighbor’s (or two neighbors, if one is outside).
- Let there be light
The first lesson in the kinds of “how to be a thief” is … doing not get caught. And the first step for this is to avoid being seen (if not see you cannot call the police). Many robberies occur in broad daylight, but darkness remains a major ally of the thieves. Which makes it a good idea illuminate your home, both inside (to prevent look empty) and abroad.
A timer is ideal to avoid the appearance that no one is home. Program them so that the lights come on at certain times you’re not and when you go on vacation. So it will be much harder to find out if you’re traveling or if you’ve had to stay at work late.
Outside, what counts is visibility. The area around the outside of your house is your first line of defense. Lights should be placed in strategic places like entrances and walkways. The most hidden places where someone could hide should also be illuminated, and if you’re worried about saving light, can be a good idea to connect the lights motion detectors for use only when necessary.
- And simply close properly
If a thief goes through the illuminated area without being stopped and has gotten close without arousing suspicion, there is one last chance to stop him: the same input. Usually it is a door or a window. For windows, good fences are crucial. The bars or burglar glass are some of the possibilities.
The doors and locks can be a bit more complex. A thief can access both breaking and removing the door lock, so you have to avoid this:
- The door should be solid wood or metal, so that it holds.
- The plate is fixed to the perforated frame should be sturdy and be screwed with long screws
- must install a safety lock
Do not save on doors and locks, because, after all, is what will keep the criminals out of your home.