Given the recent spate of home invasions and break-ins in U.S. neighborhoods, Jordan Frankel, founder of the ShatterGARD occurred glass protection., A leading provider of security products and industry and security expert on-site offers business and residential assessments, offered homeowners the following simple and affordable tips to help you, their families and secure:
Alarm System: While the majority of the burglary, burglars access to the house throughunlocked doors or windows. In addition, many homeowners forget to set their security system. While making sure to lock the doors and set the alarm are the foremost priority in securing any home, homeowners do have other precautions they can take.
- Alarm systems should be connected directly to the alarm company's central monitoring station, which can alert law enforcement if the alarm is triggered.
- Installing a back-up cellular dialer in case a burglar cuts the power or the standard phone lines enables the system to still contact the monitoring station.
- Alarm systems which incorporate motion sensors and/or glass break sensors can help first responders and residents know if an intruder has actually gained access to the premise.
- Displaying the signage provided by the alarm company serves as an initial deterrent for thieves.
- Making sure the alarm system's central panel is located in a locked cabinet or an indoor utility room prevents would-be invaders from tampering with the system.
Lighting: Adequate lighting, both internally and externally, helps to detect thieves also targeted a home. Burglars typically select a poorly lit home, as darkness provides additional cover from watchful neighbors or passers-by.
- Enabled motion detection lighting alone only once a thief movement is detected to emit installing low-wattage dusk-till-dawn lights, a softGlow around the perimeter of the home all night, make sure that thieves can not hide in the shadows. The addition of sensors, put out the light when the sun rises and energy-saving fluorescent or sodium-type light bulbs makes this an affordable and effective deterrent light.
- Using basic timers for interior lamps set to alternating times, gives the impression of movement throughout the house while it is unattended.
- Doors and Windows: With some very simple windowand door locks, homeowners can drastically restrict access to their house. With the recent advances in locking mechanisms, some additional alternatives available to homeowners today.
- Installation of window locks to all ground floor windows prevents that window from opening wide enough for someone to fit through.
- The addition of a simple closet rod on the track of sliding glass doors provides reinforcement to the standard block.
- Biometric locksAccess by scanning a fingerprint, have lost in recent years become much cheaper and can prevent or stolen keys from, used by burglars.
Windows - The glass in windows and doors can very often a weak point as well. Security window films are affordable, and may be an additional line of defense against thieves tried to smash a window to give in order to gain access to the home. While a burglar may be able to be strong enough to eventually smash the window pattern, the repeated attemptsdraw attention to yourself requires a lot of shots. Securing the apartment has produced its doors in solid wood or metal, rather than a hollow-core style, with a 3.5 inch long steel screws to fasten the hinges to the door frame that will stand up to oppose most attempts.
- The ability to see outside of an exterior door is also very important. If an adjacent window does not provide a view of the front door before opening it, can keep a look easy to install.
Landscaping: Believe it or not,Appropriate landscaping contributes to the detection of intruders access to Windows, while maintaining an aesthetic appeal.
- Keeping trees and shrubs trimmed back from the house and helps to reduce the window, the probability that an intruder on the shrubs as cover. Branches should also be pruned to prevent an intruder with a tree to a second story entry point access.
- Planting low-growing sharp or thorny bushes such as holly, rose shrub, or barberry under windows, or adding gravel orLandscape rock, loud for making the base, are also good ways to deter thieves from attempting to gain access to Windows.
- Secure the Garage: Garages are favorite targets for thieves, not only because they are often unoccupied, but because they often offer a direct and unlocked entry for the rest of the apartment. A few simple countermeasures can help greatly deter an intruder the ability of access to the garage.
- Keep the garage door closed, an empty garage or a missing vehiclecan alert thieves that the home is unattended.
- Change the factory set codes on the door's remote control often, so thieves cannot open the door with a store bought remote.
- Adding motion and glass break sensors to all windows in the garage will also provide added warning of an attempted break-in.
Have an Escape Plan
If someone in the household can break away and call for help, the home invaders will have lost their advantages privacy and time. To some, running away from Your family in crisis would be almost unbearable. However, the alternative could be mean tied-up or o incapacitate violent and left to watch in horror as your family hurt or worse. If you have a plan to escape, make sure you are running where and what to say. Sometimes a drastic measure that is charged to escape from that life and death circumstances
Thugs threaten harm to children often comply with their demands for adults receiving. But at the same time, the children are oftenoverlooked as potential rescuers and are usually not well guarded. When the opportunity presents itself, a trained child can dial 911, activate an alarm panic button, or call the flight into the neighbor's house to the police.