Making your home as unappealing as possible to potential robbers is the first step in protecting yourself from theft.
Robbers do not want to cause attention to themselves, so light and noise could scare them away.
A door that is easily visible from high traffic roads are higher targets than those in secluded areas.
On the other hand, trees and brush that cover windows and skew visibility from outside the property
can provide cover for burglars attempting to break in. A simple cure-all for both these issues can be
a motion sensitive floodlight that can detect any activity during the night.
Always keeping a couple lights on inside your home can also be a good strategy as it makes it seem there is someone home.
Locks should also be kept in unorthodox places. You are asking to be broken into if spares are placed under easy spots like mats and flower pots.
Loud dogs are a valuable asset as well because they can scare potential invaders away.
Taking basic precautions will protect against the majority of theft, though one way to ensure your safety
is to install a home electronic security system. It is important that all wires are secured in such a way that
they cannot be cut or disconnected from the outside when the device is installed. Also, be sure your home security provider
places a sticker on the window in order to show intruders that the home is wired. A common means of entry that is unique to houses is the garage.
Buy doors that have few windows, or frost them so it is difficult to see through.
Installing clamps that can be readily tightened along the rolling track may help as well.