Having a safe home is something we all strive for. Safety is a number one concern for every human out there. Having a feeling of safety in your home for your family and yourself is something that is not to be taken lightly.
With all the crazy that is going on in the world, we have to be safe when meeting new people and having them over in our homes. For most people, it is hard to figure out when someone wants you good and when they don’t. this is why we need to have our homes be the fortress that will shield us from any form of attack on our family.
Being robbed is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone which is why we go all out to burglar-proof our home. No one wants to lose their stuff, no one wants a hefty amount of repairs on their home after the burglars are done and no one wants trouble associated with police, insurance agencies and constant fear of this thing happening again. In the efforts to protect ourselves and our homes we all make several mistakes and the article today, with the help of this website, will tell you about your mistakes and how to avoid them.
Now those of you who have been robbed know that the most straightforward thing for a robber to do to enter your home breaks your glass. These are always the weakest points in our homes and they are easily exploited by robbers. We all make mistakes and use regular glass on our homes that are an invitation to even semi-skilled robbers to come on in and take what they want. If you want to get rid of this mistake then you need to switch to laminated windows on your home. Why? Normal windows are made with tempered glass or safety glass are made in a way that they shatter when force is applied on them, and they allow thieves to get in and out quickly. Laminated windows are designed just the opposite. They will shatter as well but will not break apart thanks to a thin layer of plastic which has the job of holding glass shards together. This makes it difficult for burglars to get in without losing time and making more noise.
Most homeowners believe that having a dog that will guard the home is a solution to their problems. Now the dogs are man’s best friends but they are not always the best security measures. Dogs are easily manipulated and can be “assured” not to make noise with food or treats. Numerous thieves managed to treat the dogs on duty and lock them in other rooms while they did their stuff without problems. Most of us get big dogs and feel secured but what you need to do is quite opposite. Get yourself a smaller breed of dogs that tend to bark a lot and that cannot be easily manipulated. Another thing you can do is get a specifically trained dog that will be a guard of your home. And one more thing. If you have that “Be aware of the dog” sign somewhere visible to everyone you might be helping out the burglars. They know that the dog is inside the home and that it can move freely without triggering the alarm. If the dog can do it then a burglar can as well.
3. Secure time
Most of us believe that the robberies tend to happen at night but the real world statistics paint a very different picture. Most robberies and home invasions happen during the daytime. This is when most of us are outside of our homes on our jobs or doing chores. In the evening we are all home and burglars know that which is why they stay away from homes at night. The statistic always shows that burglars tend to strike in the period of 6 AM to 6 PM and if they want to be safe they utilize the time window from 10 AM to 3 PM because that is considered the safest time for them to strike. This is why you have to consider changing your home protection systems and change the perception of when you are feeling safest. If you don’t arm your alarms during the day, start immediately before it is too late.
4. Careful with your stashes
Burglars have become so smart that it is hard to grasp sometimes. The logic besides what we are about to tell you is immaculate that it is frightening to grasp. If you have a stash in your home where you keep your valuables and money you need to clean that place regularly to fight the dust around it that will tell them you have moved those things, and you need to stop visiting it too much to avoid moving scratches, stains and whatnot. Believe it or not, burglars can look at specific places like mantelpieces, cabinets and countertops and by the dust around the objects they can deduce how often they were moved. This is useful for discovering your stashes and safes because a place where you hide your valuable belongings and cash will be regularly visited, moved around and the dust there will be disturbed. These are the telltale signs to a professional that you have something to hide there. To prevent this, try and visit these places as little as possible to avoid them being an eyesore for those that shouldn’t see it, but clean a lot more to avoid leaving dust road signs saying “Hey! Look here!”.
If you are a person that organizes their life with a calendar or any iteration of it then you have to stop doing that entirely or simply move the calendar into a drawer or any other place that is hard to see. Why are we telling you this? Most people have their calendars at full display in their homes. It is easy you will pass it by and this way you make sure not to forget anything during the day. But what you also do is leave your day plan to the burglar that can see when you are out of your home and for how long with a simple pair of binoculars. This also goes together with your mailbox being emptied regularly. If you let your mail pile up, you will show a potential burglar that you are not there and that you won’t be coming any time soon.