Things That Scare Burglars

Before leaving the house, most homeowners will double check that their front door is locked. However, that is not the only deterrent that should be used to keep burglars away from your home. There are other things homeowners can do and here’s a look at some of the top ways you can scare burglars away.

Let there be light
Many burglars prey on homes at night. Installing a motion detector that illuminates is a way of putting a spotlight on any would-be intruder. The more light, the better as no burglar wants to expose his/her identity. Motion sensors and bright flood lights are a good idea all around the outside of a home.

Smart Devices
Homes that are equipped with all kinds of smart devices connected to a security system need to be advertised. Security lights, cameras, sensors and even warning signs and stickers spread out around the home serve as a deterrent to burglars. That could be combined with any type of alarm that sounds with motion. It is important to advertise home security defenses.

Guard dog
The sound of a dog barking is very off-putting to burglars. But don’t just invest in a device that plays a barking sound. The site of a dog combined with a deep bark is enough to make a burglar step away and find another house. However, it’s not a good idea to leave the dog outside. This will give a burglar the opportunity to distract the dog with food or something far worse that could incapacitate the dog.

Trimmed shrubbery
Overgrown bushes can provide cover for burglars. It will also make the inside of your home much less visible from the street. Burglars are always going to try to avoid being out in the open and any unnecessary foliage could work to their advantage.

Close the blinds
If you are home watching television with the blinds open, chances are that a burglar is not going to attempt a robbery at that moment in time. However, the open blinds will give them a chance to scope out the inside of your home. This could essentially provide a blueprint for a robbery sometime in the future when you are not at home. When the sun goes down, it’s a good idea to close your front blinds.

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