It’s common in bigger cities like Wichita, Salina, Hutchinson and Topeka to hear about a burglary. A lot of people have the mindset of “it would never happen to me.” Unfortunately, all too often this mindset is shattered. So here’s how to reduce the risk that someone breaks into your home.
1. Lock all doors and windows – What seems like common sense, actually accounts for one-third of burglaries. Having deadbolt locks on all doors and secure latches for windows is the best defense for your home. French doors can also use a slide bolt inserted in to the door frame if a deadbolt is not optional.
2. A dog – Although a large dog can appear intimidating to someone trying to break in, a loud dog is even better. A thief trying to creep in to your home doesn’t want confrontation. They want to avoid being seen or caught, which can be very difficult with a yappy dog that knows you don’t belong there.
3. Security system – What better way to protect your home than with something designed to do exactly that? Not only will it make alarm noises to scare off the intruder, it also calls the authorities for help. With many different systems, it’s wise to do some background research to find what meets your homes needs.
4. Keeping up appearances – Some experienced burglars will scope out your house long before they try to break in. They will try to find a routine in your schedule so they can come when you’re not there. If you’re leaving for a lengthy period of time for vacation or a business trip, it might be smart to get motion-sensor lights and timers for your radio and TV. This will give your house the appearance that someone is home. Some thieves know about this method though, so make sure you vary the pattern that you use.
5. Warning signs – One way to inform a burglar about your dog or home security system than to straight up tell them? Warning signs on your fence, door, or window of your homes defense lets any would-be thieves that you are protected against invasion. Any burglar that thinks they could be caught will think twice about invading your home.
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