A burglary is one of the most traumatic things that a homeowner to go through. Cars, jewellery and expensive electronic equipment may have been taken, and these items can cost thousands of dollars to replace.
There are several things that people can do for securing the home after a break-in. This will make homeowners feel much safer and will give them peace of mind when they are out of the house. There are also some pitfalls which should definitely be avoided.
Install An Alarm System
The first thing to do after a break-in is to test the effectiveness of the alarm system. A faulty alarm could have been the main reason that burglars were able to break into the house. If the alarm fails to sound after a window or door is opened, then it should be replaced.
The alarm should work every time that a door or a window is opened when the system is armed. Shop around in order to find a company who will provide a quality burglar alarm for a cost-effective price.
Test the new alarms to make sure that everything is working correctly. Alarms can be placed both inside and outside the house in order to provide maximum security. Burglars will be unable to get into the house without being detected. Alarms can also be linked directly to the emergency services, who will respond in a swift fashion.
Security alarm systems from Aust-Gard Security Services are tested extremely rigorously to ensure that they provide the maximum amount of protection for homeowners.
Install New Windows
Old windows can be vulnerable to burglars who can force them open or remove the panes of glass completely. Brand-new double glazing with proper locks will make it very hard for burglars to enter the property through the windows.
Install A Security Camera System
Security cameras will be able to track and record anyone who is attempting to break into the house. This footage can them be passed to the police, who will try and bring the perpetrators to justice. Make sure that the cameras provide clear images and that there are no “blind spots” for people to hide in without being seen. CCTV will instantly make any house much more secure.
Install Security Gates
Old-fashioned gates which rely on a key-and-padlock system are incredibly easy for burglars to get past. Instead, why not install security gates which can only be opened with a special key fob or a specific password. This will prevent any unauthorised access to the building. The burglars will be deterred by the fact that they cannot simply pass through the gates, and they will leave the area.
Don’t Choose A Security Company Which Is Offering “Bargain Basement” Rates
After a burglary, homeowners may be short of money. In this situation, it may be tempting to choose a company with very cheap security equipment. However, this should be avoided at all costs because the cameras and alarms might not work properly. The faulty equipment will be a waste of money and will put the security of the house at risk.
Use this guide after a break-in to increase security and avoid mistakes.