Crime is an unfortunate part of society, and no matter where we live, we are all vulnerable. That does not, however, mean that residents are defenseless in protecting their family, homes, or property. Crime statistics show that small preventative measures can thwart most crimes.
No matter where you live, or what resources you have at your disposal, there are simple and affordable things you can do to improve your home security.
Stay On top of Crime
Since crime often follows patterns, be aware of the crime reports for your area. Read the police reports or check out one of the many crime apps for your phone.
Look and Sound Home
Make it difficult to tell when the home is unoccupied by putting lights, televisions and radios on rotating timers throughout the home.
Keep Curtains Closed
Criminals evaluate whether or not the risk is worth the reward. Make it difficult to know either.
Keep a Dog in the Yard
A barking dog can alert you or a neighbor that someone unfamiliar is near your home. The barking will cause a problem for any potential intruder, as would the possibility of getting bitten.
Put up a Fence or Wall
To a criminal, a fence is a big problem. Fences make it difficult to get in and get out quickly and unnoticed. Every obstacle you place between you and a thief is one more reason for them to move on.
Use Motion Activated Lighting
Surround your home with motion activated lighting rather than just lighting the front of the property. Above all else, criminals want to avoid detection and very often enter through the back of the home.
Install a Home Security System
A home security system is a physical as well as psychological defense against crime. Visible evidence of a home security system is very often enough to cause most criminals to move on, but features such as video surveillance can also help you detect trouble before it occurs or identify criminals.
The effects of crime can be lasting and devastating. Fortunately, you can take very simple but highly effective steps to improve your security. If you have questions about how to implement these steps or what home security system can meet your needs, call JM resources today. JM Resources is premier systems and service provider for security, telecommunications, audio, video, and integration systems in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware, and we are happy to serve you.