The most advanced security solutions, whether they be in the corporate office or at home, can rarely function without basic human observation and prudence. In other words: we still have to take an active part in our home protection. Fortunately, there are a myriad of ways to prepare yourself and your property for potential dangers! Let’s get started with a few important considerations.
General Security Guidelines for Home
There are three crucial factors to consider when planning your home protection: motivation, line of sight, and ease of access. Motivation refers to the payoff factor for potential intruders. Generally, a burglar is willing to take greater risks if they perceive a high reward. That’s why you want to make sure that potential valuables are not clearly visible through windows and from the street.
Line of sight is a critical component of determining risk. For instance, if your front door is in full view of the street and your neighbors, a burglar will be much less likely to try breaking in that way. However, if an intruder’s movements would be protected by trees or other parts of your landscaping, they may feel emboldened.
Finally, ease of access plays a huge role in either encouraging or discouraging potential intruders. There are several primary points of access for residential homes, including:
- Front Doors
- Back Doors
How you protect, obscure, or reinforce these points of access will be key in defending your home.
How Can I Improve My Home Security?
The good news is, you can take simple steps to make sure your home is both less of a target and better reinforced in the event of an incident. Believe it or not, landscaping services may be some of your greatest allies in improving your home security. Obstructing the areas outside windows with carefully placed, thorny bushes is one of the most common ways people limit access into their homes. You can also plant small trees just inside your fencing to discourage intruders from trying to climb over.
You can also discourage unwanted guests by strategically installing lights around the yard. Thieves prefer to operate unseen in the dark, which is why they often target poorly lit homes. This is why motion sensor lights are particularly unnerving for burglars. If you are still looking for that last added touch of low-tech discouragement, you can install a “beware of dog” warning on the porch or on the side yard fence.
Schedule Your Smart Door Lock Installation!
Your home security system works hand in hand with traditional, low-tech home protection. If you’d like help strengthening your residential security system through camera or front door lock installation, our team at Extreme Security would be happy to help! Give us a call today at 501-860-6767 to receive your personal estimate. Stay safe!