Most people only protect their home after having been robbed, forgetting that the more you have to work a thief, the less chance you consume theft. According to experts, a thief takes little more than 60 seconds to enter the vast majority of the houses. Moreover, statistics show that only one in four burglaries the thief needs to force the access roads to housing often find a clear path through open doors or windows.
A good way to know if a home is safe is to think as if we were the thief himself. We must consider what we would find difficulty in forcing the entrance from the outside of the house, or simply, if we lost the keys, what difficulties would have to get into our own home.
Some ideas to improve safety in our home security systems
- Exterior Doors
They should be solid wood or metal, to protect the best possible way. It is advisable to have them always locked, but also secured with a lock of high quality. The bolts can withstand the action of a lever and blows normal locks generally cannot tolerate. If there are glass windows on doors or next to them, it is advisable to install a double cylinder deadbolt. To open this type of lock you need a key, both from outside and from inside. It is essential to install a peephole to check who we open the door.
When no one in the house and when night comes, all windows should remain closed. Many burglars enter homes at night, while the occupants sleep. Install locks on all windows to avoid being forced. If the windows are sash (which slide up and down), you can use different elements that act as buffers and provide home security.
- Sliding glass doors
Sliding glass doors can offer the best opportunities thief entering the house, and to secure special measures be taken:
- Call a professional locksmith installs closures that ensure the doors to the frame or rail.
- Free lights adjust the door tracks, so that they can be lifted and removed from the rails.
- Place a metal rod or sturdy wood on the rail to prevent the doors from opening.
- Install hinges slide fastener which the rails so as to prevent the door from being forced.
Some of the sliding glass doors modern designs have already built systems or locks. If you do not have these locks or locks, you need to consult a professional locksmith to replace them with a safer model.
- Exterior Lighting
The lighting, both inside and outside the house, is one of the best and most economic measures to discourage thieves. Lights lit interiors give the impression that the home is occupied, while exterior lights make it more difficult for a thief to find a place to hide. Keep all entrances well lit. Statistics show that it is less likely that a thief tries to access a home well lit. The reflectors are a good choice for outdoor lighting housing.
You can also opt for lights that are activated by motion detectors: will light when motion is detected in the area. For added security, to position the lights away from the hand, so that it is not easy to remove or break the bulbs.
- The house is in a secluded area
- The people go out of your house long periods of time
- It is a high crime area
- Valuable items are stored
- Or simply, if the people want to feel more secure in their home.
It is essential to be well informed of what system is best for your home security, as well as ensure that all people living in the house are trained to use it. A generation system is useless if used incorrectly.
Security when no one is home
The best time to rob a house is vacation periods, or the time when the occupants are working.
For this reason it is necessary:
Ensure that home has the appearance of an inhabited dwelling at all times. Ask friends or family to stay at home during absences. If not possible, ask them to visit the house often to get the mail and turn lights. If the absence will be prolonged, install timers for lights, so the lights come on and off automatically at pre-set times.
No method is 100% effective against burglars, but with a few precautions can reduce the chances of becoming a victim of theft.