Is your home properly secured from potential break-in and thieves?
While it may not be possible to secure your home 100% from a determined thief or robber to break-in the house, there are many ways to reduce the risk of being targeted.
Start with the easiest access point such as the entrance door, backyard gates, and windows.
Use heavy duty padlocks to lock backyard gates with latch. Keep it locked when note in use or away from home. There are various types of padlocks with different functionality and ratings. Buy an appropriate lock to suit the size and purpose of your need.
Consider installing security doors for main entrance and sliding doors. These doors come with enhanced security feature with triple locks and steel mesh which help to secure home without compromising the views compared to conventional door grills. Some of the popular certified brands are Crimesafe, Amplimesh and Invisigard.
Do not forget to lock the windows as they are often an easy target to gain access inside the house. Similar to security doors, there is an option to install security windows with steel mesh which allows windows to be opened without the risk of break-in.
Install a glass break or motion detector in order to be alerted when glass is broken or door is opened. This may deter the potential thief from further break-in as the alarm sound attracts attention from surrounding residents.
LCD Digital Door Viewer
An LCD digital door viewer is an inexpensive way to get a clear view of people knocking at the door before opening it up to prevent unwanted intruders. It is easy to install, simple to use and suitable for most households.
Make sure the place is brightly lit at night especially the areas around the garage, car porch, pathways and backyard. Thieves and robbers don't like to be seen easily. You can also install automatic lighting system which lit up the place at a specific time.
Finally, let your neighbors know if you will be away for a period of time and ask them to help by keeping an eye on your property.