Article Side

Online Article Directory!

Hello Guest! Login or Register to submit articles!

Safegaurding homes from potential intrusions

By Roy Fernandez Subscribe to RSS | March 16th 2012 | Views:
loading
 
  



Like it or not, the society we live is not as safe as we want it be. It is also not realistic for authorities to patrol every household. The responsibility to proactively protect ourselves is our own. Before there is a housebreak, it’s better to stop intruders from entering the property.

Statistics show that more break-ins occur during the day time, when people are off to work, than at night. Houses that look uninhabited are easy targets. Whether you go on a vacation or out of town for a few days, some precautionary measures can avoid incidents.

Eliminating blind spots is the first thing that should be done. It is always good to have a clear view of the surrounding. Any rock or shrub or bush should be out. Usually, these are the places where burglars tend to hide before breaking in. If not removed, bushes and dense trees could be trimmed or slightly cut, especially the ones near windows and entrance doors.

Intruders and burglars tend to use windows during most break-ins. Apart from having secure locks and reinforcing steel bars, it’s also a great idea to have rose shrubs around windows. If maintaining roses are difficult, one can go for other thorny bushes. Legend has it that an Army of King Haakon of Norway, intent on conquering the Scots and landed at the Coast of Largs at night to surprise the sleeping Scottish Clansmen. In order to move more stealthily under the cover of darkness the Norsemen removed their footwear. Haakon's men unfortunately stepped on thistles and shrieked out in pain, alerting the Clansmen of the advancing Norsemen. Needless to say the Scots who won the day and the prickly purple thistle was adopted as the Emblem of Scotland. It is also a great idea to fence the property with thorny bushes.

Lawn mowers and bikes are best when kept indoors or at the garage. If that doesn’t permit, it’s advisable to chain them to a permanent structure. Yards and open spaces should be well lit. A well lit house not only makes it look lively, but also protects itself from potential intrusions. Planting rows of trees could be avoided and rather can be spread out. This creates a better vantage and removes blind spots, which may be used for sneaking up.

While constructing, any high raised structure that gives access to windows should be avoided. Ladders should never be kept outdoors. If one is off town for a few days, it’s better to have letters delivered elsewhere. Uncollected newspapers also give away the message that there is no one at the house, if it’s a planned trip or a vacation, papers should be called off till return.

Installing motion sensors and intruder alarms that go off at breach could be installed around the house. The alarm could be heard by everyone within earshot, this is effective to scare burglars. Signs around the house, placed to notify that monitoring systems are up and running usually prevents break-ins.

Good rapports with neighbors always come handy. Not only does this give one a sense of belonging, it also gives a secure feel. It is also wise to have neighbor’s phone numbers and informing them at times of distress.

A guard dog of some good breed is great to secure homes. They are loyal and are great accompanies. Having better olfactory and auditory senses, dogs can sense any potential intrusion. German Sheppards, Pitt Bulls and Dobermans are good guard dogs and are quite intimidating to look at. A simple sign of a dog’s presence generally intimidates an intruder.

Cops should be notified the very moment a breach in security occurs. Though these simple precautions could avoid potential intrusions, it’s best to go for some popular home security systems like ADT Home Security Systems.

Roy Fernandez - About Author:
Roy fernandes is a freelancer and an active blogger, he enjoys writing about safe gaurding homes and popular security systems like ADT Home Security Systems>.

Share on Facebook Tweet It Stumbleupon this post This post is delicious !

Article Source:
http://www.articleside.com/home-security-articles/safegaurding-homes-from-potential-intrusions.htm

Related Home Security Articles Subscribe to RSS

Cameras for security
Published by Govindsingh on May 3rd 2012 | Home Security
Taking care of one’s personal lifestyle especially for men and women who are in need of protection...
 
Enjoy a stress-free Vacation by ensuring your home security
Published by Eldwin Adam on January 27th 2012 | Home Security
People feel lucky if they have enough time to spend off throughout the summer season as vacation. If...
 
How can you making your home more gorgeous with dining room furniture
Published by Addamsmith on June 29th 2012 | Home
Every homes has a dining room and without their fixtures its all most incompletes it must important ...
 
Foremost features and points, one should consider while selecting a security system
Published by Intrudershield on March 16th 2012 | Home Security
Home is the place where you store your valuable belongings such as money, jewelry and other expensiv...
 
Setting up good security systems at home
Published by Julia Bennet on April 9th 2012 | Home Security
As the days pass and crime rates increase, it is essential to protect yourself and your family. Sett...
 
Beautify your home with some great railings and pergolas
Published by Editor123 on May 23rd 2012 | Home
For pergola installation you have to identify the exact location where you wish to install the pergo...
 
Home security services protect your home from unwanted intruders
Published by Gyan Ojha on November 28th 2011 | Home Security
Most home security services are available with premium high clarity video door phone that enables fa...
 
Home security systems for an overall protection
Published by Jack on June 9th 2012 | Home
With the accelerating rate of crime in the nations around the world, domestic security is slowly get...
 
Home security concerns and locksmiths
Published by Glyn Jones on December 7th 2011 | Home Security
Locksmiths are the professionals who can help you with the installation of locking systems and also ...
 
Want the best security? Try out a professional locksmith NYC
Published by AnnaSimpson on November 27th 2011 | Home Security
There is this BBC video in YouTube that talks about the lack of security that our homes have even wh...
 
The importance of price hiring a security company
Published by Charles Willis on March 7th 2012 | Home Security
Most property managers or business managers that deal with hiring security companies for the first t...
 
Choosing Home security System- Things to Consider
Published by Adair Sawyer on May 11th 2012 | Home Security
Your house, your family and your belongings can be protected by installing a good home security syst...
 
Fitted wardrobes- Easy way to enhance the beauty of home at affordable rate
Published by David Firman on March 27th 2012 | Home
Fitted wardrobes can compliment your home and it can enhance its overall appearance. Bespoke fitted ...
 
Why are security Cameras So Important
Published by Eclipse Security on January 18th 2012 | Home Security
With innumerable crimes being committed these days, it is important to take the necessary measures t...
 
Protect your home from criminals by use burglar alarms
Published by Electrical Planet on January 24th 2012 | Home Security
Criminal notifies are methods designed to recognize not approved entry into a building or area. They...
 
Decorate your home with Pine Furniture
Published by Celina on March 2nd 2012 | Home
Everyone wants such types of furniture which require less maintenance but give shiny look and appear...
 
Camera Home Security – a step to keep your home safer from un-wanted intruders!
Published by Samantha Kirk on March 16th 2012 | Home Security
Security cameras not only help in monitoring who enters the premises and the time but when there is ...
 
Locksmith DC ensures highly effective security system for home or office setup
Published by Stana Vee on December 15th 2011 | Home Security
If you are a newcomer in the locality looking for emergency services, Locksmith DC can help you out ...
 
Install security alarm systems and shove the chances of getting robbed of life
Published by Intrudershield on January 23rd 2012 | Home Security
With the rise in criminal practices, people are finding it difficult to lead a peaceful life as ther...
 
Armed security guards at banks and other businesses
Published by Charles Willis on March 7th 2012 | Home Security
As security consultants I have been watching the news with growing concern. Within 24 hours two bank...