When you look at your house, you see the place you call home, the place where you raise your family and the place where you sleep soundly every night. But when a burglar looks at your home, he or she sees a house full of valuable items to appropriate and resell.
As a law-abiding citizen, it may be hard for you to think like a criminal. But if you want to protect your home and your family, it is important to see your home with the cold calculating eyes of a burglar. Seeing what the bad guys see when they look at your home is the best way to secure your property and keep criminals outside where they belong.
Light and Darkness
One of the first things a burglar looks for is a safe place to hide away from the prying eyes of neighbors and passersby. If they can find a secluded spot to hide out, they can case your house and look for a safe way in. If not, the would-be thief is likely to move on to a more tempting target.
Wait until dark, then go outside and look at your home with the steely gaze of a burglar. Are there dark shadows and places to hide, or does the exterior lighting make the property look too risky? If the lighting outside your home creates a tempting target, it may be time to go shopping.
Something as simple as a bright spotlight above your front door and pathway lights out front could be enough to convince a burglar to go elsewhere. You do not have to spend a fortune to brighten up your home, so there is no reason not to do it.
Watch the Windows
Even the most unsophisticated burglar knows that your doors will likely be locked after dark and when you go out for the evening. That means they will be looking at the windows for a way in.
Take a look at your windows and put yourself in the mind of that would-be thief. Have the shrubs been allowed to grow up alongside the windows? Does that overgrowth create a ready hiding place for burglars and other bad guys? If so it may be time to get out the hedge trimmers.
Putting yourself in the mind of a burglar is not an easy — or a comfortable — thing to do. Even so, thinking like a bad guy is the best way to protect yourself, and your family, from harm. Knowing what thieves are looking for is the best way to see the flaws in your security system and fix them before it is too late.
Dyezz Surveillance and Security has provided the highest quality of installations and service for video surveillance systems, burglar and fire alarms, access control systems, covert surveillance, bug detection, intercom systems, and home automation since 2001. You can view your home and loved ones easily from your own smartphone through the services we offer. Lifetime warranties and month to month contracts are available. Contact us today to secure your property and ensure your peace of mind at 800-370-2762 .