Keep Burglars At Bay With These Home Security Tips

April 10th, 2019

Most people like to believe that their homes are in safe neighborhoods where there is zero chance of a break-in occurring. However, this type of thinking can wind up getting them in trouble. Failing to take the proper preventative measures can lead to the loss of one's possessions. Not all burglaries are premeditated and planned out. Rather, many of the incidents are crimes of opportunity.

If a criminal happens to be passing by a home or office that looks unprotected, they are likely to take advantage of the situation, even here in Houston. The stats vary from place to place. According to research from Statista, in 2017, New Mexico led the nation in burglaries per 100,000 inhabitants in the United States at 858.1. Mississippi was a close second at 828.1. Meanwhile, New York came in last on the list at 176.3. Hence, it is of the utmost importance for home and business owners to protect their family members, employees, and assets at all times.

One way to do just that is by having a high-quality security system installed. In many cases, having signs posted around the property deters criminal activity. They would rather find a less guarded place to ransack than take a chance of setting off an alarm or having their face captured on camera. Plus, a lot of today's surveillance equipment can be monitored from a smartphone. Thus, you can see or be alerted to what is happening on your property from virtually anywhere.

Now, On To Some Other Home Security Tips

1. Don't Let The Mail Or Newspapers Pile Up

When letters, ads, and newspapers accumulate in abundance, burglars usually believe this means that nobody is home, nor have they been for a while. They can do a quick snatch and grab or break-in to take their time rifting through your belongings. So, before a Houston resident heads out of town for business or pleasure, it is a good idea for them to ask a friend or neighbor to swing by their place and pick up the mail, magazines, newspapers, or whatever.

2. Set Timers

Many of today's security systems have home automation features. In other words, items such as smart lights, the thermostat, and more can be operated from a smartphone. Set a timer to keep the location brightly lit and make thieves think somebody is home. Don't fret if you don't have a system. A lot of devices like televisions and radios have timers built-in. Set them to turn on and off at a specific time for the same effect.

3. Hire A Housesitter

Employing the services of a housesitter can prove to be beneficial. The professionals will keep an eye on things while you are away. If something happens, they can quickly notify the property owner and the correct authorities. Consider adding these home security tips to your routine, and with any luck, you will be able to ward off burglars and trespassers. After all, it is better to be safe than sorry.

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