Many people put all their faith in having a security alarm system. This isn’t a bad thing but you may be surprised how often a security alarm system can fail a homeowner. Please allow Texan Lock and Key to explain how a security alarm isn’t the only means of home defense and how to protect your home from intruders.
Average Police Response Time
Police Departments claim that the majority of all security alarms are false due to malfunctions or indoor pets. On average it will take a police officer 30 minutes to answer a security alarm. If a burglar is indeed trying to get inside your home, an alarm isn’t enough to deter them. Most burglars are in and out of a home within a few minutes and they know they will be gone before law enforcement arrives. This is why it is important to make your home difficult for them to get inside. Burglars don’t like spending a lot of time trying to get inside a home. The longer they roam outside your home looking for a way in, the more noticeable they will be and raise suspicions of their presence. If a burglar can’t get into your home in a matter of minutes it is most likely they will move on.
Deadbolts, Locks, Security Doors & Bars on Windows
So what is the best way to deter a burglar from trying to get into your home? First a security alarm is still a good idea. It puts a clock on the amount of time a burglar has to find a way in your home, and still have time to go through your house and steal your valuables once the alarm is activated. So how to limit the time of would be intruders? The next step is making your home difficult to get into. Most homeowners focus on the front door and this is good, but burglars don’t like being where people can see them if they can help it. Many burglars will first try to gain access to your backyard. It is more secluded from neighbors, and passing traffic. So begin with reinforcing the back doors and windows. If you have a side garage door exiting to the back yard, a good deadbolt may not be enough. You may want to put on a security door to prevent a burglar from kicking the door open, which is more common than most people realize. Next, do you have a door inside your home leading to the back yard? Is it a sliding door, French doors, or a single hinged door? In most homes a sliding door is very common for yard access and can be one of the easiest doors to break into. In most cases burglars will avoid breaking glass because it makes too much noise and brings attention to them. But this isn’t always the case as a desperate burglar may take that chance. That is why security bars on windows is a good idea and there are even steel sliding security screens for sliding doors.
Front Door Security Products & Devices
The front door is also recommended to have a security door, but some homeowner’s like the look of an ornamental door. You will then want a good front door lock with extra security measures. A reinforced latch will prevent a burglar form kicking your front door down. Some homeowner’s are beginning to also use security bars. Just because the front seems the most likely point of access, don’t neglect your garage door leading into your house. It isn’t that hard for a burglar to get inside your garage and then use the garage door as their next point of entry. In fact it is becoming more popular because it gives a burglar more time to work on opening the door without being noticed. Give your garage door the proper amount of security it needs.
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Texan Lock and Key will assist customers securing their home from burglaries. A security alarm should not be your home’s only defense from intruders. Having good security screen and locks will help greatly deter intruders. If you are in need of locksmith services, Texan Lock and Key is just a call away.