In the last article we looked at how burglars will always choose the easiest option when selecting a property for a break-in. Many thieves are opportunist criminals and will be keeping an eye out for homes which are not properly protected. We will now be going through some other ways a person can safeguard their house and the valuables stored within it.
It has become quite a common practice for people to try and hide a spare key under their mat, behind a car wheel or in a flowerpot assuming that this is a safe place to keep them. This could not be further than the truth however as these are usually the first places a thief will look. Instead, you could always leave a spare set with one of your neighbours.
When someone approaches your property, if they have something to hide then a bright, beaming light switching on would not be something they would welcome. This is why the installation of security lights would deter any sneaky thief looking to stay in the shadows.
These security systems can really work to stop burglars targeting your home in the first place and by always keeping these suggestions in mind, you can really minimise the risk of a break-in.