The rate of crime has gone up in most parts of the world. This can be attributed to the economic crunch that seems to continue forever. Most young people go through school, and then they are not able to find any stable employment. They end up with debts and expenses without any income. Such people can end up being thieves, kidnappers, con artists and all sorts of perpetrators just to survive the harsh living conditions. This has been a major stir in most neighbourhoods and security has become a priority for most homeowners.
Enforcing security measures to protect your home loved ones and property should be a priority. Sometimes you do not have to take extreme measures to enforce security in your home. Here are some basic measures that you can take to protect your home from burglars.
- Invest in good lighting
Most break-ins whether home, car or property burglaries happen in the dark. Install good lighting around your home and make sure to keep lights on during the dark hours i.e. from 8pm to 4am. You can get lights with timers on them so that you automate the process. This way, the lights will still go on when you forget to turn them on or even when you are not at home. Motion detector lights are also good since they save energy, and they scare away any suspicious characters.
- Lock in your property
Keep your home as well as your car well locked. If you leave your doors or windows open, you make it easy for a burglar to get in and out. This is especially common with sliding doors, windows and garage doors. Make sure you have a system of keeping them locked. Keep he blinds down when you leave your home to hide you precious property.
- Watch your children closely
Attend to your children when they are at home. Teach them about safety of the home as well as the road. This will prevent them from welcoming strangers or jumping on the road with oncoming traffic.