As we go about our daily lives, most of us don’t even consider the possibility of burglars entering our homes and stealing our possessions. However, there are around 25,000 instances of burglary every year in the Chicago area alone—that’s nearly 70 incidents a day. In order to keep your home safe, you need to take a few simple security measures:
- Thorny Bushes
Most homeowners are so concerned about securing their doors that they forget all about their windows. In order to discourage burglars from entering your home through the windows, you should consider planting thorny bushes all around your home.
- Motion Detector Lights
Most burglars prefer to operate under the cover of darkness. By installing motion detector lights around key areas of your home, you can give would-be thieves enough of a shock to send them packing. Motion detector lights are surprisingly inexpensive and can do wonders for your property’s security.
Some burglars are very skilled at unlocking the locks on door knobs. If any of your exterior doors don’t have deadbolts, then you should strongly consider installing some. Deadbolts aren’t just great for keeping your doors locked; their mere presence can deter burglars from even trying to break in.
- Home Alarm and Monitoring System
Though these are all excellent security measures, they won’t deter determined burglars. For maximum protection, you should install a home alarm and monitoring system, complete with surveillance cameras. If your security system doesn’t cause burglars to run away immediately, it will at least increase the odds of their arrest.
When it comes to your home, there’s no such thing as too much safety. If you’d like to discover more ways you can keep your home safe from criminals, contact Alert Protective Services Inc. We offer a wide range of products and services that are designed to deter, recognize, and aid in the apprehension of criminals. Call us today at (773) 685-8383 to learn more.