Home security is an issue to which we all need to give considerable thought. The combined amount of money lost in the 2.1 million burglaries in 2003 was 3.5 billion dollars. According to the FBI, 65.8% of these burglaries occurred at personal residences. You need to understand how to formulate proper home security. This understanding includes recognizing how to deter a break-in, knowing what is included in a home security system, having an emergency plan in place–just in case, and being informed on how to prepare your home when you are on vacation.
Intruders’ Worst Enemies
A number of things can be done to help to ensure home security. First and foremost, you need to understand how a burglar thinks. Light, time, and noise are an intruder’s worst enemies. Your home won’t be considered an easy target if a burglar has no option but to work in a well lit area, if the break-in will take a lot of time, and if he can’t work in peace and quiet. Darkness and shade offer protection for an intruder and an excellent breach in your home security. Sure, privacy fences and ornate shrubbery look good and offer privacy for your home, but they also offer privacy for criminals. Consider trading a little extra privacy for a bit of added home security. Force any would-be burglar to confront a real enemy–light. Making robbing your home a noisy job can also up your home security. Installing a home security system with an alarm, mounted exterior lights, and door and window detectors will help dissuade an intruder.