MAKE YOUR HOME LESS INVITING TO CRIMINALS
Most burglaries are residential and occur between the hours of 10am and 3pm. An experienced thief can enter your home, locate and grab valuables and be back outside within minutes. A get-way vehicle makes it even easier. Many times, burglars will stake out neighborhoods to learn when people leave for work or school. They avoid occupied homes and oftentimes will ring the doorbell to check if anyone is home before breaking in.
MAKE YOUR HOME LESS LIKELY TO BE TARGETED BY BURGLARS
Aside from locking doors and windows, an alarm system and security cameras are invaluable safety nets. Delco Alarm Systems has a host of products to assist homeowners in securing their residences. You can customize a system to meet your needs and budget. Like locked doors, window locks are a good safety feature – but they have to be used. Open windows and unlocked doors are an open invitation to a burglar. Always make sure your home is locked up at night and when you leave.
THE BEST HOME SECURITY PROTECTION
Police know one of the best burglar deterrents is an alarm system. A monitored system with contacts on ground-floor windows and doors will activate if they are opened. A triggered alarm will immediately sound and notify the central monitoring station and dispatch police. The noise alone oftentimes sends a burglar scurrying away. Also, most burglars will bypass a home that has a security system, choosing instead to hit an unmonitored house.
If your home is secluded or surrounded by shrubs, privacy fencing or has obscured entryways, it is more likely to become a target of a burglar. Remove shrubs from underneath windows. If you live in a neighborhood or your neighbors can see your entrance way your home is less likely to be targeted by thieves. A doorbell camera is also a good tool. It alerts you when someone is at your door.
If you live in an area where burglaries have occurred, your home is also at a higher risk of also being targeted. Burglars often return as they are familiar with the layout. Especially if they got a good payoff the first time. They might also want to grab items that were replaced by insurance after the first break-in. The best policy is to protect your home and family before a burglar strikes.
If you’d like more information on home security systems contact Delco Alarm Systems at 610-494-9100 for a free estimate.