Those who have experienced home invasion tend to give greater consideration to their home security than someone who has never experienced a break-in. If you do not want to go through the agony of home intrusion, you must be proactive. This means that you will have to think like an intruder. When would you likely try to invade someone’s home or property? How will you do it? If you reason that you would go when no one is home, you’re now thinking like an intruder. Most home invasions are done when no one is home. If you have determined that you would use the route of least resistance, an unlocked door or window, you’re on the right track. These are the ways most homes are broken into by even common thieves. This is because so many forget to lock their doors behind them that it leaves their home wide open for an intruder to invade their home.
There are so many special alarm and monitoring systems available to homeowners these days that you can pick your own price. You can have a security system installed without monitoring, just as a precaution to ward off a would-be intruder when the alarm sounds. An alarm system is becoming a necessity in some parts of the states. If you have an alarm system installed, go a step further and make sure you place the sticker or decal prominently on your property. When an intruder sees this, they may go elsewhere.
Grade 1 or 2 Locks:
These locks are considered the highest quality. Intruders are seldom able to break these types of locks with the tools they commonly use. A grade 1 or 2 deadbolt is one of the popular options. If you’re not familiar with these types of locks, ask a locksmith to identify them for you.
When outdoor lighting is installed on your property, it can be programmed to come on as soon as it begins to get dark outside. When there are bright lights illuminating your home, an intruder won't bother with trying to break in for fear of being seen and identified.