When it comes to protecting your home, you’ll do whatever it takes. You’re always careful to lock your doors and windows. Most importantly have you invested in a home security system? There are other precautions that most of us take, believing they will offer a little extra assurance. A recent survey of 86 individuals convicted of and currently serving time for burglary offered some interesting insight into just how effective these measures are.
Most of the thieves said they gained access through an open window or door, but are not opposed to kicking a door in if there is no alarm, or the alarm has been disabled. “Peak time” for a burglary is between 12:30pm and 2:30pm, when most homes are empty. Large dogs, visible security cameras, a vehicle in the driveway, and the sound of a radio or television are universal deterrents.
Jewellery, electronics, cash, collectables, and guns are at the top of the list of items thieves will look for once inside, and staking out a neighbourhood is a surprisingly common practice. Thieves will take the time to learn the habits of the inhabitants of an appealing home to figure out when the best time to strike is. What does an appealing home look like? A home that has a bit of distance between it and the house next door, and cover provided by a high fence or overgrown shrubs or trees.
With all of this in mind, what can you do to make sure your home is safe? Installing a tamper-resistant alarm system like the one offered by Powered Protection Inc. will scare off even the boldest thief. Keep any trees or bushes trimmed back, and make sure your property is well-lit and visible from the street where possible.
Want to find out more about how you can keep your home safe? Contact Powered Protection Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org or (716) 822-7000 today.