Burglary is common, but is also quite preventable with these tactics.
You will need
- A dog
- Motion detector lights
- A security system
- Strong doors
- Impact-resistant doors and windows
- A wooden dowel
Step 1 Get a dog Get a dog. Even small dogs will bark and create noise that a burglar will want to avoid.
Sleep with your car keys next to your bed. If you hear someone trying to break in, hit the car alarm button.
Step 2 Install motion detectors Install motion detector lights outside of your home.
Lock your doors and windows when leaving home, and make sure your curtains and blinds are shut.
Step 3 Install security system Install a security system that suits your needs and budget.
Step 4 Install strong doors Install strong doors and make sure they are properly mounted with the hinges inside.
Step 5 Install impact-resistant glass Install impact-resistant glass on all doors and windows.
If impact-resistant glass is out of your price range, a wooden dowel will keep windows from being pried open.
Step 6 Be a good neighbor Maintain good relationships with your neighbors and ask them to pick up newspapers and flyers when you are away.
Step 7 Use your police department resources Use resources available at your police department, such as information on burglary prevention and advice about what to do in your neighborhood.
Did You Know:
Did you know? Burglars spend no more than four to five minutes trying to break into a residence.