Securing Your Home Against Intruders While Home Or Away

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Securing your home against intruders can be easily achieved with a little care and common sense. The following guidelines cover home security while away and at home.

The following tips can be used while you are away from home on vacation:

  1. Parameter lighting is crucial - this acts as a deterrent to 'would-be' burglars
  2. Interior lighting on timers give the illusion that someone is home.
  3. Put the TV and radio on a timer to give both a visual and audio sense that someone is home.
  4. Install a home security system that will alert key holding neighbours or the authorities in the event of a break-in.
  5. Advertise that you have a home security system kit in your home. This could be achieved by placing a plaque on your wall or fence stating that the home is alarmed. This acts as an effective deterrent.
  6. Have a friend/family member housesit for you.
  7. Remember the basics - lock every window and door.
  8. Have your mail held at the post office for you for the duration of your time away
  9. Put up a 'no junk mail' sign. Junk mail hanging out of your post box will draw unwanted attention to your home.
  10. Hire a gardener to maintain your property while away - overgrown grass and unkempt grounds can signal to a burglar that your property is empty.
  11. Don't make it common knowledge that you will be away for a while. Tell only those who need to know.

Many of the precautions mentioned above can also be implemented while you are at home. The following should also be considered:

  1. Have an escape plan encase you are home if an intruder enters your home
  2. Consider installing panic buttons around your home - while not commonly used, they are available so check your local security service providers.
  3. Remember to activate your home security system alarm every night and when leaving your home, even for a short duration.

Carrying out the tips in this guide will help you ensure your home is secure against intruders whether you are at home or away.

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This article was published on 2010/03/27