Because most home break-ins occur in under one minute, a burglar is typically looking for a home that appears to be an easy target. Along with installing a residential security system in your home, there are several steps that homeowners can take to deter burglars from targeting their homes. Let’s take a look at some of the factors that can make your home appear more attractive to a potential burglar.
Easy to Enter
A burglar will look for an easy entry point into your home. Glass doors, ground floor windows, and single pane windows can all appear to offer an easy entry point into your home. To improve your home security, you can install security doors and windows that cannot be opened by a burglar from the outside.
A View of the Inside
When the interior of your house is easily visible from the street, your home and belongings are much more attractive to burglars. Not only will a burglar be able to evaluate your personal belongings, but he will also be able to determine whether or not you are home. Make sure that all of your windows facing the street are covered by window treatments, and consider landscaping that increases your privacy.
No One Home
Your home will be much more appealing to burglars when there is no one around. If you will be going on vacation or simply wish to secure your home during the day, you can invest in lighting and sound systems that provide the appearance that someone is home at all times.
At Goldy Locks of Chicago, our residential security experts will help secure your home against the threat of a home break-in. We offer a range of top quality security systems and alarm systems, and our professionals can provide you with a home evaluation to determine the specific security needs of your home. To learn more about our residential security systems and other services, call us today at (888) 721-6803.