Kick the burglars out of your home and gardens

Few homeowners really bother about security until something happens to their
house or a neighbour.
It’s our “don’t fix it if ain’t broken” attitude that gives the burglar’s an
upper hand. However there are many simple basic things we can know to make our
home safer and give a fighting face.

Assess your home security need

Planning and design a full proof security system starts with assessing your
security needs. The first basic thing to start with is a survey of the home
premise, both inside and outside including physical home objects and their
position within the premises.  Risk
factors and loss potential are scrutinized as these greatly influence how far
we would like to secure our homes and gardens keeping in mind the budget. More
the risk and valuable the objects, greater planning and security considerations
are to be made for particular part of the property.

Types of Home Security

Next comes considering four golden types on which any security system
planning is considered;

Time or barrier security: TIME
is a biggest enemy of any burglar. The more time it takes to break into a home,
the more discouraged a burglar will become. This makes time or barrier security
the simplest and must have security type for any home. Simple home security
devices such as locks on doors (here deadbolts are worth looking), window bars,
security gates, security film, security grilles 
that are visible from the exterior of the house will not only act as a
deterrent but slow down an intruder should they decide to try to enter. For
example, security bars are very useful for protecting basement windows as they
provide visual deterrence as well as providing barrier security. However we
have to understand here that locks and other barrier security serve primarily
to prevent entry by the amateur and to slow or deter the professional burglars

Lighting security:  Lights
are sweet curse for any burglars since good security lighting is one of the
greatest deterrents to crime. Many
burglars prefer the cover of darkness and by keeping your property well lit at
night, you take away their opportunity to strike. When using light as a type of
security, make sure darker areas like back doors and windows, shrubbery,
walkways and entrances to your garage and basement are well illuminated. Nowadays motion detection
lighting which lights on sensing any motion are best since they save on energy
and provide on demand security lighting needs. For more information on how
lights can provide a mean to secure your homes and gardens, please read our Outdoor
Lights comes to secure our Homes and Gardens

Sound security: SOUND ORNOISE is also the enemy of the burglar. One can get huge
range of home security alarms activated by doors or windows opening or by
motion. If you are pet lovers then a dog is one of the trusted and lovely sound
security one can get. Not because it’s vicious, it need not even be seen, but
it has to be heard. Nowadays people can even get a recorded dog bark and will
scare most burglars away.

Surveillance security: BIG BROTHER is watching you. No body
likes being watched and not when one is illegally entering a property. Surveillance
security like, Close circuit camera TV (CCTV) are the latest techno way of
securing our homes and gardens. However we have to understand here is that most
of the security systems just helps us to identify the culprit if no body is
home and the crime has taken place There are also alarm guarded security
cameras whereas some cameras can be linked to internet for you to watch from
where ever you are present or to a security company that will send help
immediately. To find the right Surveillance security system, you can read our Quick
Guide in Selecting the right CCTV Security System

Last but not the least

Almost all police stations have alocal
crime reduction officer who will happily give you advice over the phone or may
visit your home if they think it is necessary.

One of the most effective and inexpensive ways to secure your home at the
property line is to turn on senses of your neighborhood. Community policing
programs, like ‘come and be one’, have shown great success in reducing property
crime around the world.

As risk and value of the objects inside the property increases the security
system should be layered so that thieves are forced to spend valuable time
after entering the premises but before penetrating the barrier security to get
to the reward.

Avoid regular routines that make it obvious you are away from home at
specific times of the day or night. This may be bit inconvenient, but try to be
flexible in your routines of departure and arrival when possible

Whenever you are on vacations, check all the security systems/items are functioning
and also arrange for neighbor to watch house. Plus have your mail and newspaper
delivery stopped and arrange to have your yard maintained which will help to
keep your home a live in like look.

Planning and designing an effective security system is as much as an art
then logic, but more than anything else involves common sense and while there
is temptation to rely on high technology, try to keep it simple. The best
security system gives equal importance to all the four type of security with
the barrier one being the leading one and then backed by other three types
wherever needed

Part of the fun of owning a home is experimenting with keeping your home a
safe and better place to live in this unpredictable unsafe world. While you’re
making your home as attractive as you can to your friends and neighborsBusiness Management Articles, you
can make it equally unattractive to intruders. We at For your home hope these
information and suggestions on how to secure your homes and gardens will help to
reduce the ruining of your dream home.  

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