Deterring Burglary and Break-Ins At Your Home

Deterring Burglary and Break-Ins At Your Home

The following contribution is from another author.

You obviously want to do whatever you can to keep your home secure, and that means being aware of the main threats that there are to your home at all times. One of the main things that you need to be aware of here is the possibility of burglary and break-ins, and anything you can do to keep these at bay is going to be good for your home. As it happens, there are a lot of easy steps you can take to deter burglary and break-ins, so let’s take a look now at some of the most important of these that you might want to focus on.

Avoid Advertising Your Valuables

One of the most important things you can do is to simply make sure that you are not giving anyone a reason to want to break into your home. In particular, that means making sure that you do not put your valuables on display, as they are going to make it much more likely that someone wants to break in and steal from you. If you are constantly displaying your wealth, you are going to struggle to keep people away as easily as if you are not, so bear that in mind, and don’t make yourself a target.

Install Some Lights

You might feel that you need to have a huge security system in place in order to keep your home safe. While that is certainly useful, as we will see below, it is also not entirely necessary in many cases. Often, all you need is something that will deter the person who is coming up to your property – and that can be as simple as installing some floodlights that come on by motion sensor around your property’s perimeter and by your entrances. With some LED security lights in place, you should find that you can much more readily keep your home safe from intruders.

Make Yourself Important

It is statistically true that those people who are considered more important in their local community are those who are much less likely to be targeted as a victim of burglary or break-in. So anything you can do to make yourself more of an active member of the community is going to mean that you have much more luck with avoiding this particular kind of fate. Whether that is just hanging out with people you know, or getting involved in lots of local events, you will be surprised at what a difference it can really make.

Security Systems

As we have said, security system can be a useful way to keep your home safe. In fact, they are the ultimate deterrent, and if you have one installed then you are going to find that you are much less likely to be a target in the first place. What is most effective is if there is a visible camera by all of the entrances to your property, as that makes it clear that nobody is going to get away with anything.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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