Top 5 Ways to Burglarproof Your Home
There's rarely an experience more terrifying or violating than a break in or a home invasion. According to neighborhoodscout.com, your chance of becoming a victim of property crime in the Las Vegas area is one and thirty-one. And with summer time being vacation time before the kids are back in school, empty homes make the perfect target for crooks. Las Vegas property management companies recommend that you take the time to burglarproof your home for your own personal safety. Here are the Top 5 ways to burglarproof your home and provide peace of mind while you're away.
1.) Guard your garage: Look for a perforated punch-out hole on your garage door track and invest in putting a padlock through the track to provide an extra layer of security.
2.) Defend your deadbolt: Have a standard deadbolt lock on your door? Most our secured with half-inch screws that make it easier to break through the door jamb by kicking the door in. Replacing those screws with longer, three and a half inch screws will help. Check with your Las Vegas property manager if you have concerns about doing this repair.
3.) Protect your patio doors: If you have a patio door in your home, it's worth it to consider adding a secondary lock. Since burglars can try to lift the patio door of its track to get in, an extra lock that latches from the top and bottom is a smart way to guard your door.
4.) Level up your lighting: Motion detection lighting is a great way to illuminate the exterior of your home, even when you're out of town. Criminals prefer to break in to homes that are not well lit, but Las Vegas property managers suggest adding bright walk-way lights and motion detection lights on the front and back of the home to deter break-ins.
5.) Replace rusted locks: When you live in an older home, door hardware is typically older and that much easier to break through. Replacing your hardware not only better protects you, but can also add value to your home as well. Look for bump resistant or “spool pin” locks specifically designed to make it more difficult to pick for criminals. “Smartkey” devices are another great upgrade to consider as they utilize a different design than the traditional lock and are therefore harder to pick. Ask your Las Vegas property manager or landlord if they are willing to cover or pay half the costs for this added security.
Even though these burglarproof tips aren't guaranteed to protect your home 100 percent of the time, they can certainly make it more difficult for a break-in. It also doesn't hurt to have an alarm or a dog and a trusted neighbor to keep an eye on your home and visa versa. If you'd like more information about how to protect and burglarproof your home, please contact the Simply Property Management-Paielli Realty, Inc. team. - Greg
Simply Property Management – Paielli Realty, Inc.
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