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discouraging a break-in at your home

on 12.10.13

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Did you know that there are millions of burglaries in the U.S. each year? Most burglary offenses are committed against residential properties. You should always feel secure about your home, whether you are away at work or gone for a longer amount of time on vacation. Having an automated video surveillance system can give you the peace of mind you deserve. Keep reading to learn how to discourage a break-in at your home.

be subtle

Potential thieves are often crafty and know how to target houses to burgle. One way to discourage burglaries is not to leave anything outside of your house. Put away bicycles, lawn mowers, and scooters so that someone can’t just walk off with your belongings. It’s also a good idea to wait until trash day to put out boxes from expensive purchases, such as flat-screen televisions and stereo systems. These boxes let burglars know what’s inside your home—and may make them curious enough to find out what else you have. Keep valuable objects away from windows, and remember to close your curtains in the evening to prevent snooping.

create an illusion

Most burglars are less likely to strike if they think someone is at home. You can use a home automation system to control your lights, audio and video system, and motorized window treatments—even when you’re not at home. Program the settings so lights turn on and off at certain times, or connect to the internet to control everything remotely.

install a security system

Burglars almost always look for the easiest way into homes and target houses that appear the most vulnerable. When you have a security system that includes cameras and video surveillance, you can keep an eye on your house from anywhere and give ne’er-do-wells a reason to think twice before invading your home.

Are you ready to boost your home’s security? AVDG can automate your home’s systems for your convenience as well as your overall security. Give us a call at (866) 985-2834 to learn about our custom security solutions for homes throughout the United States.

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