Five Home Additions to Discourage Theft and Vandalism

Five Home Additions to Discourage Theft and Vandalism
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    A house represents most people's largest investment.

    Protecting it and the items inside should be of utmost importance to all homeowners.

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Discouraging thieves and vandals doesn’t have to cost a lot or take a lot of time: these five tips will have your home more protected quickly and easily.

Timers

These inexpensive and easy-to-use gadgets plug right into your wall and turn your lights on and off at specified times. Most burglars rethink their motives when they notice people are home—these timers protect your home even when you cannot be there. Timers are particularly helpful when you go on vacation, as burglars cannot tell you’re out of town. Set the timers to go off at different times in different zones of your house; doing so will make the lighting look realistic.

Garage Door Locks

Most people overlook this crucial aspect of home protection. Just like any other door in your home, your garage door should be locked at all times. Purchase an easy-to-install lock for your garage door and keep your tools, sports equipment, and vehicles safe. Whenever your garage door is closed (which should be anytime you’re not actively using the area), make sure that the lock is secure.

Window Coverings

Many thieves choose their targets by looking in the windows: if there is a valuable television, stereo or laptop in sight, your house is more likely to be burgled. Invest in blinds or heavy curtains for your windows and keep them closed whenever possible. Doing so keeps burglars from knowing what is inside; most likely, thieves will move to an easier, more visible target.

Home Security System

While this option may cost a bit more than the others on the list, it is a comprehensive way to ensure that you, your family, and your belongings stay safe. According to a Langley, BC security systems expert, many alarm companies offer a range of systems at different prices, so every budget can have a home security system. Some systems can be installed in just a few hours, so your home can be better protected nearly immediately.

Security Lights

Darkness allows thieves and vandals to move around unseen. Eliminate any dark, dangerous zones around your home by installing security lights around the perimeter of your property. Security lights that contain motion sensors are an excellent way to startle any would-be burglars and ensure that your home remains safe.

Informational Credit to Astro Guard Alarms Vancouver Ltd

 
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