Is It Possible To Make It Burglar Proof
Really, is it possible to make your house 100% burglar proof? In many cases it is possible, but it doesn’t mean that you have to loosen up by not to staying alert.
Burglars are always looming, and you should try to maintain your house as burglar proof as possible.
How to do it?
There are many ways to make your house tough nut to crack or unconquerable castle, still, before you implement any professional anti-burglar equipment – you can do the following…just in case.
Plan Your Yard Landscaping Thoughtfully
You should always make sure that your landscaping will not become any convenient hiding place for possible burglars.
What you should do?
Always trim large bushes and trees at the entrances to your home, and eliminate any shrubbery around your house. They are always the best places for thieves to hide.
And if you still love your greens near windows and doors, at least plant some anti-burglar plants being all thorny and spiked. When they are in a hurry, those will do the work.
I bet they won’t love the idea of being scratched all over on their way in/out.
What About Sliding Doors
I will tell you an actual story that happened recently. As we are living very close to our neighbor, we heard some strange noises coming from his back yard.
Our dog was barking like crazy, but we didn’t let it outside, since burglary was happening at that very moment.
We called the police, but it was too late, because burglars already went away, and we couldn’t react in any way to face them, because you never know if they are armed.
The worst feeling is that we felt hopeless, not having the possibility for any kind of instant reaction but to wait for the cops. And you know what?
They went in through the sliding doors.
How to secure them?
Security bars are strong metal bars that attach to one side of the door frame and then are extended or folded into place, and brace against the sliding door to lock it into place.
You can create something similar yourself. You can cut a dowel or piece of 1 x 1 wood to the width of your tracks when closed.
Then place the brace in the tracks to “lock” the door.
Traditional Sliding Door Locks
The most common type of sliding door lock is basically a bolt that attaches to the sliding door. When shut, the bolt slides up into the frame of the door to secure it. A key, locks the bolt into the proper position.
Double Bolt Locks
This is a newer type of sliding door lock. Double bolt locks are 2 pieces. One piece attaches to the frame of your door. The other attaches to the sliding door.
When shut, the piece that attaches to the frame nests inside of the piece that attaches to the door. Metal bolts then slide into the piece attached to your frame to secure the door(source).
Before you go away somewhere, curtail the curtains. This is very good precaution method, so burglars can’t see the value of your home stuff you have.
Don’t let them determine if burglary is worth the risk by breaking into your home. This is easy and efficient burglar proof method.
If you don’t fancy curtains, install blinds. They will do the work. If thieves can’t see through, they will likely move on to the next potential victim, and de-target your home.
Precaution is always a better choice.
Do You Use A Garage Timer
The garage door is some kind of security hole that is easily overlooked. Sometimes you will forget to close it while unloading stuff from your car.
Solution: Buy a garage door timer (they are less than $50) that automatically closes after a certain period of time.
And of course, set the timer accordingly. Don’t let closing process to be too long.
Use it on your doors because it is one of the easiest and most cost-effective solutions. Install one, but don’t buy the cheapest one from your local store.
It is better to invest in a quality deadbolt and become burglar free than to be robed.
And, of course, use them even when you are at home.
You never know…
If You Have A Safe-Make It Burglar Proof
Bolt it down. If you have a small one, it can be taken away. Make sure you have bolt it, because it is the place where you keep most of your valuables.
And you don’t want to end up without them, right?
Secure The Windows
They are by far the favorite burglars entrance, and they are not afraid to break them in pursuing their intention. As thieves usually come through the door, don’t neglect the windows possibility too.
If you have already invested in solid doors and door locks, you should do the same with your windows. How?
Use Windows With Reinforced Glass
You can buy windows with tempered glass, which is much more durable than traditional glass and therefore more difficult to break.
It is also one of the least expensive options for reinforced glass, although it is still expensive when compared to traditional glass panes.
Laminated glass, also known as safety glass, is another excellent option for your home’s windows. Laminated glass usually consists of a layer of vinyl sandwiched between two sheets of regular glass.
To break through safety glass, a burglar would have to strike repeatedly in the same spot, creating a lot of noise.
These type of windows proved to be an excellent thief deterrent.
Use Poly-carbonate or Plexiglas Windows
Acrylic plastic windows are known as Plexiglas windows, and are the same thickness as traditional glass while being 10 times stronger.
Poly-carbonate windows are more expensive, but are very secure – they’re 250 times more impact resistant than safety glass and more than 10 times stronger the acrylic windows(source).
Use Window Bars
The most efficient ones are iron window bars making your home burglar resistant. If thieves try to smash through the glass, they cannot go through the bars to rob your home.
Many people are resistant to the idea of window bars,however, since they feel that bars make a house more like a prison than a home.
OK, it is reasonable enough.
However, if this option seems like a good solution, you can always use services from companies specializing in decorative window bars which are beautiful and can be customized for your house’s design and curb appeal.
Use Window Alarms
There are plenty of these on the market, and you can find the best ones that suits your needs in your anti-burglar quest.
- Always set your alarm ON
- Always close your blinds and curtains
- Don’t give any updates on social media for you whereabouts
- Close the windows before you go out
- Don’t forget to lock doors
- If you are away for a short period of time (couple of hours for example), you can leave your TV on
- Don’t trust your new plumbers, gardeners, cable guys…thieves can disguise wisely!
And of course, you can always get a dog as it will be your best housekeeper and burglar proof alarm ever!
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