Security Steps to Take before Installing Burglar Alarms

February 28, 2011 in Add-ons,Burglar alarms

There are numerous benefits of installing burglar alarms in homes and more homeowners are realizing the value of getting them installed at home. Not only do these alarms protect you and your family but prevent the possessions from being stolen.  Additionally, when the burglar knows that a home has alarms installed, it keeps them at bay. However, if you are contemplating buying and installing burglar alarms that are available in the market today, it is best to start taking precautions.  Noises, high security locks and CCTV cameras can be of aid when you are trying to increase the security of your home.

Here are some steps that will help you burglar proof the house, before buying and getting it installed.

Assessing the exteriors– It is important that the walls are well lit from all sides and it is best to remove any vegetation that can act as a cover for hiding.  However, it is best to do a survey on your own and look for potential weaknesses that can be used by a burglar. It is best to have proper lighting to deter the intruders as darkness is an advantage to them. Even though burglar alarms will of aid, it is best to seal the potential weaknesses in your home.

Keep a dog: Yes, the old time system of keeping off intruders still works. Even the ‘beware of dog” sign makes an intruder think twice about breaking in. If you cannot keep a dog, a barking dog tape can be of help. You can activate the tape to switch on in case any window or door lock is opened. These things can be rigged using motion sensors. But if you do have a dog, there is nothing better than that.

Locking systems: Even though burglar alarms safeguard your home, you need to have other aspects that can slow down thieves or pose a difficulty while an intruder tries to break in. There are many was of stopping intruders, from getting into your house especially deadbolts, window locks, iron grills in decorative designs over doors and windows apart from adding new locks on the doors.

Though it is best not to depend upon these and have better security precautions, such locks are good ways to stop a burglar from breaking in before the alarms are installed. Having good security systems are of advantage, even though you may have put in better locking systems.

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