While alarm systems are always a great idea, they aren't required for you to feel safe in your own home. Keeping burglars at bay with these simple, inexpensive tips is a great alternative.
1. Alarm Monitoring Decals
When choosing targets, thieves look for easy marks. Making your home look tough to crack will encourage them to move on. Even if you don't have a system, you can put up alarm monitoring decals to provide a clear deterrent.
2. Smart Outdoor Lighting
You may be able to deter thieves by utilizing smart light dimmers or installing smart shades. These are most successful as deterrents, when installed in street-facing rooms. Put them on a random schedule to make it look like someone's always home.
3. Trim up your shrubs
Overgrown foliage may not look great on your curb appeal, but it is also used for cover by thieves. Overgrown shrubs may also serve as a reassurance that you are not around very often. Trimming back shrubs around your property makes this more complicated.
4. Don't advertise your trips
In spite of the fact that you may feel the urge to broadcast your trip in real time, this may be more harmful than you think. Using social media can reveal that you are away from home to those planning a break-in. Resist the urge to share until you've returned home.
5. Fill your trash
During trash days, thieves often observe which houses are not putting anything out. This lets them know, you are most likely not around. Asking a neighbor to take out your trash on trash days ensures that no one will notice the garbage has been missing.
These of course, are just a few simple steps you may take to ensure you are warding off would be thieves. If you're looking for more assistance or the installation of a security system, Evans Tech is always here to help. Contact us today to get started, www.et-kc.com