Law enforcement representatives from different countries have invested a considerable amount of time and energy in a new series of 2013 autumn crime prevention campaigns, designed to keep perpetrators at a respectable distance.
Winter and fall represent peak seasons for a wide range of property crimes. One might be tempted to think that most burglary attempts take place in August, when families go on vacation and pay less attention to their home security system and their usual crime prevention strategies.
However, recent studies indicate that perpetrators become incredibly active during the cold season, when the darker evenings offer more opportunities to target properties, steal valuable goods and leave the scene without being identified by vigilant neighbors.
Officials from Essex Police advise homeowners to invest time and money in simple crime prevention measures that are very efficient, when it comes to deterring potential robbers. Window locks, deadbolts and durable anti-snap locks represent an excellent investment and can be easily installed by a competent locksmith in a couple of hours.
Security-conscious residents seeking peace of mind and the highest level of protection can also buy and implement the best security system with home automation, to maintain full control over their properties at all times.
Those who can’t afford to spend a fortune on state-of-the-art security solutions can choose to rely on a basic DIY security system priced under $200. With so many high-resolution digital cameras and free or inexpensive apps, users don’t have to be tech savvy to find the best cheap security system, tailored to their unique needs, requirements and financial possibilities.
All in all, you shouldn’t have to break the bank to apply the following series of excellent autumn crime prevention tips. Just keep your doors and windows locked, make the most of your new home security system, keep your valuable belongings out of sight and make sure your backyard is secured. Moreover, remember to gather and store all the tools and ladders that could help villains break into your home and consider installation of a “dusk-to-dawn” energy-efficient lighting system.
If your neighbors are away on holiday, you can help to deter burglars and give their home the lived-in look by putting away their emptied rubbish bins. Don’t leave any possessions in your car – even if you know they aren’t valuable, they could still tempt a thief to break in. When de-icing your car, never leave the car unlocked and unattended with the keys in the ignition or with valuables on the back seat,” explain West Yorkshire Police representatives.
A little prevention always goes a long way. In case you can’t identify the best burglar deterrents on your own, contact officials from your local police department. Ask them for advice and schedule a home security inspection as soon as possible to minimize risks.
Author & Public Relations – Tim has been working in sales for the home security system industry over twelve years. He’s held positions at large home security companies and in charge of working with the team to create our security system reviews.
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