According to the US Department of Justice, property crime is perpetrated every 4 seconds in the United States, a burglary occurs every 20 seconds, and a robbery, every 90 seconds. As a result, it has become important to take extra steps to secure ones’ homes and property. To this effect, we discussed with some security professionals; here are some tips they gave us:
Install a functional security system
Get a burglar alarm
Restrict access to your property
Teach your family members to be security conscious
Hire a security service
In a bid to cut costs while maintaining the semblance of security, some homeowners install dud security cameras. Their belief is that the presence of the cameras is enough to deter intruders. Not smart. Some burglars can differentiate functional cameras from duds.
Burglar alarms are connected to security systems, and when suspicious activity is noticed, the alarm lets out a loud noise. This is often enough to dissuade the intruder and alert the people around to the impending danger.
The less access that strangers have to your property, the better. Before burglars and robbers attack a house, they first surveil it to know the optimal entry points. If they can’t even access your home, they won’t return.
What is the point of security systems and burglar alarms if your child leaves the gate and the front door open? Teach all occupants of your home to be security conscious.
If you have valuables in your home, hiring armed security guards may be the smart way to go. The promise of a big “score” may make potential criminals come up with ways to beat your security system. When this happens, your armed guards may be your last resort.
If you are looking to bulk up your personal or home security with professionals, reach out to us at Western Eagle Security. You can contact us at 281-496-6800.