It goes without saying that no one wants to be on the receiving end of a traumatizing — and potentially fatal — burglary attempt.
The Canadian Centre for Justice Statistics states that 68% of home invasions are perpetrated by strangers, 21% are committed by casual acquaintances of the targeted person or persons, and the remaining 11% are committed by family, friends and colleagues.
With statistics like those, you would be forgiven for wondering whom in the world you can trust. But a more productive and proactive course of action would be to do your best to safeguard your home against attacks. With that said, check out these 3 security advances that will burglar-proof your home.
- Motion Detector Lights
Motion detector lights are a must if you want to deter burglars. You can find them at various price points at just about any big box store or major department store, and you can find options that are easy for the do-it-yourselfer to install. With motion detector lights, you can ensure that the lights come on if movement is detected. This will deter thieves, who tend to thrive under the cover of darkness — but who get skittish when lights suddenly turn on.
- Security Cameras
Security cameras, whether installed indoors, outdoors or both, make a whole lot of sense since they can help you to stay on top of what is going on on your property. It’s possible to get home security cameras that allow you to use your smartphone, tablet or computer to check up on what your cameras are picking up. So home security cameras definitely make sense.
If you’re away from home, you need to do your best to keep your property safe. One way to accomplish this is to make your home appear lived in even if no one’s around. Using a timer can help in this regard. For example, you can set it up so that lights come on — and go off — at certain times. If burglars are keeping tabs on your home, they will be hard-pressed to figure out that no one’s home if the timer turns lights, the television or the radio on and off at set times.
The three security advances mentioned above will help you to keep your home safe from burglars all year round. Moreover, they are accessible and can be installed by just about anyone, so you won’t have to set up an in-home appointment to get them installed and operational.