In the United States, nearly 200 burglaries take place every hour, which equals about 4,800 each day. These burglaries usually take place between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., which is usually when family members are at work or at school. Some of the most sought-after items in a burglary include cash, prescription drugs, jewelry, electronics, and firearms. If you come home and find that you have been robbed, you will most likely feel angry and violated. You may also wonder how you could have prevented it from happening in the first place.
Here are three ways to protect your home from getting burglarized.
Get a Good Watch Dog
If you want to protect your home, not just any dog will do. If you want to cause burglars to think twice about trying to break into your home, you need to have a good watch dog with a mean bark.
Some of the best watch dog breeds include:
- Australian Shepherd
- Doberman Pinscher
These dogs are all fiercely loyal and will do whatever they can to take good care of their master's home.
Get an Alarm System
Did you know that if most burglars detect an alarm system on your home, they will more than likely target another home instead? There are a variety of alarm systems on the market from which to choose, but some features you will want to look for include:
- Wireless technology and remote monitoring
- Security cameras with full-color HD feeds and high-capacity DVRs
- Tamper sensitive sensors on the windows and doors
- Remote door locks
Any or all of these features can help give you a peace of mind while you are away.
Get a Fence Installed
Fences are not only a great way to keep your property private, a good fence can also protect it from getting burglarized. When it comes to choosing a fence, there are a variety of styles and colors from which to choose. Some of the most popular types of residential fences include ones that are made of:
- Wrought iron
- Chain link
If you really want to protect your home, you can get improve security by having controlled access and by installing anti-climb measures, such as adding a timber trellis topped with a prickly shrub or barbed wire.
Whether you choose to get a good watch dog, an alarm system, or a fence, you will be well on your way to deterring burglars.