Making Your Home Less Attractive to Burglars

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Residential Security System

Our previous article discussed ways you can protect your home while traveling.  This article will dig a little deeper and offer strategies you can use to make your home less attractive to burglars.

Install a residential security system

A residential security system is something most burglars avoid like the plague.  Many burglars also assume that alarm monitoring is taking place when a home alarm system is installed.  ABC Fire & Burglar Alarm can provide you with a sign to place in front of your home to let everyone (especially unwanted guests) know that it is protected by a residential burglar alarm system.

Incorporate outdoor security cameras

Outdoor security cameras are especially desirable because they can be programmed to send alerts to your phone when something crosses their path.  The technology in our security cameras is advanced enough to capture an impressively clear image of anyone who walks in front of them. The experts at ABC Fire & Burglar Alarm can strategically place your outdoor security cameras in areas that will make a potential burglar think twice.

Don’t let mail and/or newspapers pile up

A stuffed mailbox and newspapers piled up at the end of your driveway or at your front door is a clear sign that no one is home.  If you plan on leaving your home for more than a day, be sure to either pause delivery of your mail and newspapers or have a trusted neighbor or friend come by and pick them up each day.

Turn on lights

Keeping your home lit – both inside and outside – not only is a deterrent to burglars, but it also helps make it appear that someone is home.  Our smart home automation systems make it possible for you to program and control all of your indoor and outdoor lighting from a convenient app that can be installed on your smartphone or tablet.

Whether you have an existing residential security system or want to install a new one altogether, your friends at ABC Fire & Burglar Alarm are here to help!  If you live in New Orleans, Metairie, Slidell, Covington, Houma or any surrounding area, give ABC Fire & Burglar Alarm a call today.