None of us get anything in this world for free; we have to work hard to earn something and we should want it bad enough to make up the mind to put in the required effort. Thus, who would want to lose all that was earned in a blink of an eye just because they did not take necessary precautions to deter thieves?
I’m sure that all of you are always on the lookout for finding ways to better protect your assets, so here are a few ideas.
Start from the outer perimeter
Most of us are only concerned about protecting the house that we forget that the burglar first has to get to it to rob it. So you can start strengthening the protection from the boundaries of your land plot. If you have a wall built, consider installing automatic gates Newcastle as they now come with all sorts of sophisticated protection mechanisms such as biometric readers.If you do not have a wall and all you have is a fence that is made of either wood or some other material or just shrubs, make sure that it is well kept. You need to pay attention to repairs and, if it is a fence of shrubs take some time to prune it properly. Overgrown shrubs, trees, large bushes, etc. provide intruders good hiding places and you will not notice until they have reached the house.
If you are a pet lover, opt to having a properly trained dog. They are very good and loyal protectors and will take care of your assets to the best they can. However, do not rely only on the pet as the intruder may find a way to bypass the dog or will simply break in when you take it out for a walk.
CCTV cameras are also a good idea for detecting an intrusion and also for preventing them to some extent as the burglars would most likely enter a place that is less protected and where they are less likely to be identified.
Protect the house itself
Once you have made entering the garden difficult, protect the house as well. The easiest way to do this is by installing central coast alarm systems. They are not as expensive as you would think and would give an overall protection.
Also you can install iron grills on the windows that are large enough for a thief to get in and secure all doors will sturdy locks. If you have fan lights in the bathrooms, pay attention to them as well as they are a common means of entry used by intruders and are often overlooked by the home owners.
Never keep tools and other things that can be used to break or pick locks lying about. You will be inviting trouble as an intruder who did not otherwise have sufficient means of breaking in would use the things you have left to assist him/her.