When trying to make your home as safe as possible, there are several different options to explore. You may decide that one security feature is enough or that it’s best to have a combination of elements.
There are several types of deterrents that may not stop a home invasion but would most likely deter one. One of the most familiar is the barking dog. Burglars want secrecy, so when your dogs start barking, they are likely to back off. Even before they attempt a break in, they might see that you have gotten a dog from German Shepherd breeders Florida and decide to skip your house. Even a herd of small yappy dogs can make a thief think twice.
Motion sensor lights are another great deterrent. Train them on the front and back entrances and hidden side windows so that anyone trying to sneak in will get exposed. The lights do nothing to physically stop an intruder other than make him think better of trying to get into your house.
Security cameras also make certain people who are up to no good second guess whether they want to steal from you. The cameras themselves won’t stop the theft, but the fear of being identified might.
A home with strong doors, dead-bolt locks and impact resistant windows can actually prevent a burglar from getting into your house. He (or she) may try, but unless he has some very top-of-the-line SWAT-team like equipment, he’s not going to have much success breaking in.
An ear-piercing alarm that sounds when the perimeter of your house is breached should make it too uncomfortable for anyone to stay in your home for more than a few seconds. If the intruder is not deterred by the alarm company decal in the window, he no doubt will be when his ear drums begin to throb.
The best way to protect your house and family is to couple some deterrents with a prevention step also. This covers all your bases and keeps the most determined criminal from getting in.