Strategies to prevent/deter burglary.
If you ever pay attention to the news, you are probably well aware of the constant chaos created by criminals. Sadly, a lot of good people get hurt because they never prepared themselves and never took a few extra steps to prevent a crime on their own property. In our industry, we have seen it all over the decade and the best way to practice safety is to prevent the crime in the first place. Here are a few tips on how to deter criminal activity for your home and for your business.
1. MAKE YOUR PROPERTY LOOK OCCUPIED.
Whether you are actually there or not does not matter. Turn on the lights, leave a television working. Give a plain sight that there is someone home. Statistics show that a potential perpetrator will choose a dark home/business over a well lit property. Lights are a major deterrent of burglary. Our agency give weekly reports on lighting for our commercial properties in Jacksonville, FL. The name of the game is discouragement for the criminal.
2. LOCK YOUR DOORS AND WINDOWS.
I know what you may be thinking but this is actually one of the most common mistakes people make. Some criminals that are serving time shared their stories of home invasions and break-ins. The most common mistake people make is; they forget to lock their exterior sliding doors and snap window locks. When leaving your home/business or going to sleep, always check that all windows are actually locked not just shut and that all doors are secured. However, the exterior sliding door locks can be easily broken. Not to worry, you can purchase a door security bar. It is effective and inexpensive.
3. PUBLICIZE THAT YOU ARE PROTECTED.
There are number of ways to show that you are prepared for anything and this plays a
psychological trick on any person that might have bad intentions towards your property. For our clients such as commercial buildings in Tampa, AK Security installs warning signs on the perimeter and runs highly visible LED lights. Every little step you take may have prevented you getting hurt, being burglarized or possibly even losing your life. Install cameras where everyone can see, hang warning signs. These signs can either be a mean dog sign or a security sign. Even if you do not own a dog, the world does not need to know that. Another great tech is a motion activated extra bright LED light. This alone may scare a burglar away.
4. NEVER TEMPT A THIEF.
If a millionaire is walking on the street and he/she sees a $100 bill laying on the floor. They will pick the bill up. If a thief walks by a car or a house that leaves all of their valuables in plain sight, this may activate the thieve's instinct to, well, steal of course! Keep your valuable out of sight. Use a safe if you have one. Establish a check list to put away anything may be laying outside that is of value and even inside. A thief may be scouting your housing by looking through the windows.
5. RECRUIT SECURITY SERVICE.
All of our commercial and residential clients saw great results from hiring AK Security to patrol their properties day and night. Our officers take significant responsibility to protect our client' properties by utilizing AKSS management post specific instructions. Years of experience brings true impressive solutions.