Many people believe that home security systems are not necessary because they own a large dog or have a firearm in your home. However, this is not the case. Although your firearm may be able to protect your possessions when you’re home, once you leave the house, that gun becomes just another possession for potential burglars to steal. Although it may feel as if a gun is protecting you and your possessions entirely, there are other ways to protect and defend your home without the use of firearms.
To start, fortify the perimeters of your home. Most burglars have tools and plans for easily breaking into homes, so making your home more difficult for them to break into is an important step. If the doors are old and wooden, replace them with higher-grade metal doors. Consider adding deadbolts to all external doors. Finally, if your fence is short and decorative, you can raise it to add a more difficult barrier of entry.
Next, install motion-detecting floodlights on each side of your home. Because most burglars operate at night, installing bright floodlights around your home you will successfully deter most intruders before they even have a chance to enter your home. As an added bonus, the sudden bright lights can alert neighbors that there is activity in the area, allowing them to help if need be.
Finally, the best way to deter a burglar is with a home security system. FBI crime reports prove that installing a home security system makes your home three times less likely to be burglarized than homes without a system. In the event of a break-in, a Doyle Security system will communicate with our award-winning monitoring center in an instant to remove the threat, whether you’re home or away. For added security and peace of mind, the installation of security cameras will allow you to keep an eye on your home at any time, no matter where you are, all from your smart phone.
If you think people plant roses only for outside decor, you may be wrong! Some people plant thorny roses to both beautify their environment and also give intruders a nasty experience. It doesn’t have to be roses, other plant with thorns such as gooseberry are a good substitute. Plant them around your fence line and under your windows.