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6 ways to keep your home safe from burglars

Dayan Buensuceso—homify Dayan Buensuceso—homify
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Living in a house which you've worked hard for just to own is an absolutely gratifying feeling. It empowers you to take control of managing your house and your family. Living that dream is one thing, but securing it and your family is quite another. We cannot deny, especially with the times, that danger lurks just around the corner. But don't let that danger lurk all the way inside your home by taking note of these life-saving tips and always keep in mind that age old saying, better to be safe than sorry, yes? Yes, go on and read further. 

1. Go for ordinary and not flashy

Sometimes, what's enticing to the eyes can likewise be attractive to criminal minds. Prevent luring burglars by refraining from having an ostentatious exterior. Besides, there's a certain elegance to being simple and being such through your house's exterior can also be cheaper. 

2.Secure your homes with gates

It shouldn't just be any gate, you'd be proud and thankful to yourself for making the choice of having durable gates to secure your house. Here are different kinds of trustworthy gates and doors to protect your family from creepy, if not dangerous, burglars.

3. Enclose your house properly

An almost bare home can invite peering neighbors and suspicious onlookers. Avoid piquing their unnecessary curiosity by covering areas that are particularly attractive inside your house or even those parts where you often lounge around. It might even be better to strike a clear balance between allowing light inside and keeping your privacy through strategically positioning your windows and doors. Consult experts to assist you on this.

4. Use disaster-resilient materials

We're not just helping you with disasters brought about by robbery. We are also considering your safety during natural disasters like typhoons, earthquake's and flood. Hence if you are in areas prone to those which for some disasters we all are (so better be safe than sorry), it would be best to choose materials that can withstand possible damages.

5. Intall CCTV cameras

With the advent of advanced technology, it's smarter now to maximize its advantage. Stay on guard and monitor your home by installing Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras in key points around your place because while technology improves, burglars also constantly innovate their craft. The recorded material can also serve as evidence later on should an unfortunate break in happen.

6. Light up your vicinity

Darkness or nighttime also provides the perfect backdrop to committing a crime. In fact, nighttime is an aggravating circumstance in crimes so to avoid burglars from pursuing your house, install adequate lighting around your vicinity. It helps you also remain vigilant and monitor any outside activity.

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