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Austin TX Home Security TipsAccording to the Austin police, burglaries in Austin neighborhoods cost residents over 1.3 million per year in loss of property alone. Statistically a majority of burglars are adolescent males who live just a few miles from you. They are looking for quick scores and easy targets. The easiest way you can prevent a home burglary is to avoid making your home a target.
There are a couple easy and simple ways to do this. The best way, lock your doors. You'd be surprised how many people leave their house or go to bed with the garage door open. It's also important to secure sliding doors. Place a piece of wood or metal in the door track to prevent a burglar from gaining entry. Installing a dead-bolt on your front door is another great deterrent. A majority of burglars access your home right through the front door. A strong lock is an obstacle most burglars will avoid.
Lighting is another way to make your home more secure. Use timers for lights inside your house. If it looks like youâre home there's a good chance your home will be passed over. Also, installing motion sensitive lights outside is a great way to scare burglars away. Easy targets are dark and desolate and give burglars plenty of places to hide. By installing outdoor lights youâll minimize your chances.
Relying on your neighbors is another good tip to remember. If you're headed out of town for a week or maybe even just a few days, make sure you let your neighbors know. While they can't see everything, every minute of every day, they are a great resource for spotting unusual activity. They will know if something or someone looks out of place at your home.
Last, installing a wireless home security system is always a great idea. Security yard signs and loud alarms are sure to keep your home safe and secure. Make sure you shop around and find the best system for your family at the best price. Some offer customizable options that will better fit your daily needs.
By following these quick and easy Austin home security tips, your home will no longer be a target.