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5 Ways to Deter Burglars

Updated: Aug 19, 2021

Victims of burglary suffered about $3.0 billion in property losses in 2019, which amounts to 2,661 dollars per offense. Another saddening fact is over 50% of victims say that the stolen items were replaceable and held sentimental value. Although renters and homeowner's insurance can cover the cost of the damage, they cannot replace your priceless possessions. Therefore, it is best to protect your home than to suffer the financial and emotional consequences of a burglary.

Here are five tried and tested tips to deter burglars from your home:

Invest in a home security system

Technology has made protecting your home far easier than you may think. Invest in a high-tech home security system to keep your home secure. If a burglar knows they might trigger an alarm if they enter your home, they are far less likely to attempt a break-in. Ensure that you set the trigger for 10 to 15 seconds so that they don’t enough time to run away.

Install motion sensor lights

Burglars like to stay hidden, and darkness helps in that cause. Installing a motion sensor light in front of all your main entryways makes it difficult for them to enter unnoticed. It also alerts anyone on the street who may pass by.

Don't post your travel details online

Most burglars try to find your whereabouts and travel plan before attempting a break-in. Checking your social media posts from your travel pictures is a simple way for them to do that. Therefore, you must not post any vacation pictures on social media until you return from your vacation. Also, avoid displaying your personal information like email Id and phone numbers on your social media platforms. They can use that information to hack into your home easily.

Surveillance cameras

Professional burglars may trick your home security systems or break high-tech locks easily. However, it is difficult for them to hide their actions from home security cameras. Cameras can deter even professional criminals, so try investing in some home security cameras with night vision and high storage.

Avoid using fake products

Many people just install dummy cameras and alarm systems to make it look like their home is secure. However, all seasoned criminals are aware of such dummy products and can break into your home. Do not risk your home’s safety to save some money; invest in authentic pieces of equipment. On the other hand, you can invest in some innovative products like fake cash boxes and fake bricks to store keys that confuse burglars and thieves.

About Alarmco Smart Home Security

If you are looking for a place to buy home security equipment, Alarmco Smart Home Security should be your one-stop shop. We offer a wide range of packages and gadgets for security, surveillance, and home automation. We use Brinks Home Security’s panel and mobile app to control smart home devices remotely. If you are a resident of Shreveport, LA, and want to set up a home security system, call us at 8774468100. You can also email us at, and we will customize a package according to your requirements.

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