Do you have the security system you need to fully protect your Greensville, NC home? It’s more than giving us a call.

From investing in the right locks,getting fogged glass, getting shrubs, to even how you light your home, there is a lot you can do to deter burglars. Here are 3 tips to help you protect what’s most important to you.

1. Get a Security System and Show It

According to a study by Rutgers University’s School of Criminal Justice,

“Data showed that a steady decrease in burglaries in Newark between 2001 and 2005 coincided with an increase in the number of registered home burglar alarms…The study credits the alarms with the decrease in burglaries and the city’s overall crime rate”

That means that an installed burglar alarm and prominently placed signage indicating can make a home less attractive to would-be and active intruders.

Take advantage of this by not only looking into the right security system for you, but putting out signage that you have a security system. Don’t hide it, be proud of it! This will keep burglars away from your home.

2. Pay Attention to Glass

It’s important to not only invest in a glass that’s tough enough so that it’s hard to break through, but make sure to attach sensors to it to make sure you know when it has been compromised. That way broken windows will not be a surprise.

In addition, look into fogged glass for your doors and garages. When burglars don’t know if you’re in your Greenville, NC home and what awaits them, they are less likely to come in.

3. Strategize How You Light Your Home

It’s always a great idea to leave a light on. It makes it seem like you’re home. Nothing broadcasts a vulnerable home like a completely dark home. In addition, you can put timers on your lights if you’re going to be gone a long period of time to light up your house periodically so your home seems more occupied. In the case of a break in, it’s also a great idea to install motion sensitive lights to shock a burglar maybe into exiting before damage is done.

What Else Can You Do?

Beyond these tips, the best way to secure your home from burglars is to have a dedicated team on your side. At East Coast Security Systems our team is not only dedicated to installing the best possible security system for your home, but making sure your home is monitored and maintained. Get a quote or call us at (866) 818-2221 to see what we can do.