Signs Your Home Is Vulnerable To Break-Ins

Posted on: 12 October 2016

While we all hope to be safe from break-ins, there are some undeniable signs that your home could be a target on your block. Here are some potential ways that you are vulnerable, along with how you can fix the issue. 

You Don't Have an Alarm System

 One way that you can counteract this is to install a home alarm system and make sure it's know to the public. Place signs in your yard from your home security company. When burglars are deciding whether to attack your home, any vulnerability from an ill resident will be counteracted by the presence of a strong security system. At the same time, make sure you have your lock services install strong deadbolt locks on all of your doors. 

Your Home Is in a Less Noticeable Area

Another area that burglars may target is those homes that are more out of the way from the public eye. For instance, this includes homes that are in a cul-de-sac tucked off the main roads. It would also include homes that are covered by a lot of trees or spread out from their neighbors.  A burglar will have more time to stake out these homes and try to intrude before they would be noticed by neighbors and draw attention. If any of these situations apply to you, you may be wise to invest in some high fences to keep intruders from prowling around and scouting out ways to get into your home. 

You Have Sliding Glass Doors

Sliding doors can be a beautiful touch to a backyard patio. Unfortunately, they are also seen as a jackpot by intruders. The sliding glass door is likely easier to break than a standard door, and the locks aren't as strong. Of course, you can get stronger locks installed in a custom door; consult your lock services on ways to make these and other weak entry points stronger in your home. 

You Go On Vacation

Finally, if you go on vacation frequently, your home might be targeted by intruders. This is very true if you tend to take your car with you and the house looks completely empty. Aside from getting a good home security system installed, you may want to consult a property manager to deal with issues while you're gone. 

In addition, make sure that you have a locksmith like Locksmith  Services inspect you home to make sure your locks are structurally sound.