In today’s world we all need to think of security for our homes.
Even if you do not live in a high crime zone
You probably know or have heard of someone in your area that has been burglarized.
Every homeowner can benefit from making their property more burglar proof.
Here are a few design features that will make burglars think twice before targeting your home.
Pull down obscuring gates/hedges
Tall hedges and obstructions in front of your house can stop neighbors from nosing on your property,
but they also provide ideal cover for budding burglars you don’t want to get caught breaking into your property.
It’ll be much easier for thief to break down your door or smash your window if they don’t have to worry about passers-by spotting them.
Considering removing or lowering these obstructions.
Install exterior lighting
Similarly, burglars may find it easy to infiltrate your property at night without being seen if you have no exterior lighting.
A motion sensitive light above your door will only turn on when someone is around, saving energy.
It can also be handy for finding your keys when getting back to your home late night.
Consider tinted glass
Commercial window tinting is most often used on offices and shops to stop people (mainly burglars) peeking in and surveying your valuables.
However it can also be used on home windows.
Quite often, it can be used decoratively.
Film windows meanwhile can make glass harder to break, on top of being harder to see through.
There’s also the option of frosted glass to fit in with the style of older properties.
Buy a dummy CCTV camera
CCTV is expensive to install and maintain.
However, sometimes a dummy camera can be just as effective a deterrent as the real thing.
Most burglars won’t know that it’s a fake as many are built to look exactly like working cameras, just without the working parts inside.
‘Beware of the dog’
Hanging a ‘beware of the dog’ sign outside your property, even if you don’t own a dog, can scare burglars away.
Barking dogs make it much harder for thieves to burglarize your property discreetly and most burglars will avoid these properties for this reason.
Double lock your doors
Locking windows and doors is an obvious way to secure your property, either during the day when you’re at work or at night when asleep.
However, you can make it even harder for burglars by double-locking your doors.
This could be anything from a bolt to an extra latch.
Add anti-climb measures to fencing
Some burglars may choose to enter your property through the garden.
Adding anti-climb measures to your fencing could put off some burglars from trying to intrude.
This could include putting spikes on the top of your fencing, or simply a wooden lattice if you want something less menacing.
For garden walls, you could even consider a coat of anti-climb paint.
These paints are more slippery, making it harder to scale them.
There you have the 7 Tips that will make your home more secure
I hope this has inspired you take a look at your home security and possibly find a few of these tips useful for your home.
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