10 basic security tips for your Home or Business
1 Keep all doors and windows closed and securely fastened. An open window or door is an open invitation for burglars. Thieves are also quick to spot weak locks that may be easily forced open. Doors should have deadbolt locks with a 25mm throw and reinforced strike plate with 75mm screws. All windows should have window locks. Install Alarm magnetic Switches on all outdoor opening doors as part of the Alarm System.
2 Secure sliding glass doors. Place a metal rod or piece of plywood in the track and install vertical bolts. These will help prevent burglars from forcing the door open or lifting it off the track. Install Security Beams on the outdoor of the windows as part of your Outdoor Protection to alarm you then somebody tampers at the windows.
3 Always lock the door to an attached garage. Don't rely on your automatic garage door opener for security. Install a Passive Infrared Detector in the garage as part of the Alarm System.
4 Create the illusion that you are home, by using timers on lights, radios and TV's. Making your residence appear occupied at all times, even when no one is home, will deter some criminals. Alarman install equipment on your alarm system to switch your house or outdoor lights remotely on and off via your cellular phone or by installing the INIM alarm system with programmable timers to do the work for you.
5 Keep the perimeter of your home well lighted. Installing low energy outdoor lighting around the house, it is a cost-effective way to discourage intruders, as well as giving you outdoor visibility from inside the house.
6 Never leave clues that you are away on a trip. Have a trusted neighbor collect mail and newspapers while you are away so delivered items do not accumulate. You can also ask a neighbor to park in your driveway or parking place to make it appear that you are present.
7 Keep some shades and blinds up and curtains open to maintain a normal, everyday appearance in your residence.
8 Never leave a message on your telephone answering machine telling people that you are away from home. A message that you will return at a certain time leaves your home vulnerable in the interim.
9 Keep shrubberies trimmed away from entrances and walkways. While large, ornate hedges may be beautiful, they also provide a hiding place for burglars who need only a minute to break in through a window or door.
10 Organize a community watch program to protect your neighborhood. An alert community is a safe community.
Understanding the Burglar
There ar generally three different types of burglars: th professional, th semi-professional an the amateur. Although th average homeowner will probably now have to face a professional thief who focuses on extremely valuable items, you need to be aware of semi-professional ad amateur burglars.