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Prevent home burglary methods and strategies

Burglary and related crimes happen all the time, when it comes to burglary, people usually think to use a camera system or burglar alarm system. However,  this is not adequate measures to safeguard houses against burglary or theft. Here we are delighted to share you some strategies on how to protect your home away from burglary.

1# DIY equipment to improve the security

Secure Cameras

As Wi-Fi cameras are prevailing today in the market, we recommend users to install a couple of HD Wi-Fi cameras to protect each main entry-points of your premises. There are many types of Wi-Fi cameras are available, intending to have a truly effective burglar alarm system, users should choose the one that can work with various security sensors. Such kind of system can not only make you to watch the video remotely anywhere, anytime, but also can notify you once an unexpected things happen.

Unifore, as the leading brand in consumer Wi-Fi cameras, we have 720P/1080P HD Wi-Fi cameras, they feature working with up to 64 pieces of various detectors that can cover burglary, fire, flood and more detection. The sensors utilize the 433MHz to communicate each other and all of them operates with replaceable batteries, therefore the installation is super easy, supporting DIY installation, no wiring.

Different types of security cameras

Wi-Fi cameras: HD video retaining the high image quality, affordable and easy to install and use for home security, strongly recommended.

HD analog cameras: AHD/TVI/CVI analog cameras, HD video with low image quality, complex  and relatively expensive installation.

PoE cameras: IP cameras feature HD video with high image quality, plug-and-play installation, low-cost installation, meanwhile highly reliable.

Lights & lighting

Burglars hate lights, to ensure your property have sufficient lights around is the easiest the way to deter burglars. Comparing to the traditional lights, users can choose to use the smart lights based on ZigBee/Z-Wave technologies which can be remotely controlled via smartphone. Through this capability, house-owners can make it appear that they are inside the house while they are actually away. We encounter people to use the PIR motion activated flood lights to secure the perimeter of the yard, garage, garden.

Upgraded locks

Based on the research conducted by Master Locksmiths Association (MLA), the extra keys for high security locks can not be reproduced without the consent and knowledge of the owners, the locks can ensure that previous owners or tenants of a house can not access or enter it. Aside from regular window locks and solid deadbolts, owners may install upgraded locks to bolster the security of their homes – cited the MLA.

Burglar Alarms

Burglar alarm system are already proven to be an effective deterrent against burglary and theft as it not only can notify key-holders once a break-in happens, but also emit piercing sound to alert a trespasser or neighbor which will cause the criminal to leave and avoid being burglarized. There are two major types of alarms. The DIY alarm can notify the event immediately to the key-holders when the detector is triggered. The monitored alarm which transmits alarm signal to alarm receiving center (ARC). In the case of an alarm, the ARC will handle it to determine if there is a false alarm or the property is being burglarized.

Different types of alarms

Wi-Fi alarm system: nearly zero running cost, easy to use and install. Sending push notification once an alarm occurs. Requiring Wi-Fi or Internet connection, less reliable than cellular type.

GSM/4G alarm system: relying on GSM, 3G, 4G cellular service to transmit alarm signals, so they need a SIM card, and required to pay credit fee for using the cellular service, highly reliable, not vulnerable to power failure.

Conventional alarm system: using the telephone line to transmit signal, receiving the phone call once alarm set off.

Onsite alarm system: offering visual and sound deterrent to alert people, onside alert system that doesn’t transmit alarm signals out.

Solar powered onsite alarm system
Solar powered onsite alarm system

Despite relying on security equipment, you may be interested in some tactics to protect your home from being the victim of burglar crime.  Professor Richard T. Wright has a deep study on burglar crimes, in his book “Burglars on the Job” cited several things that criminals or thieves look for when scouting or casing a target.

2# Recommended burglar deterrent strategies

  1. Using a security system, preferably a system combines video surveillance and burglar detection that will not only notify you the event but also allows a homeowner or security officers to take immediate steps to prevent a possible burglary.
  2. Walk around of your house and find the possible breaches that burglars may easily access, and make the entry points as secure as possible.
  3. Identifying areas where intruders can hide like behind bushes or shrubs around the house. Homeowners should trim the landscaping around their homes to provide less cover to intruders.
  4. Sufficient lighting that can cover the entire house and surrounding areas, as well as motion-activated lights to deter burglars.
  5. Using padlocks, window bars or grates to frustrate or impede the progress of burglars.
  6. Avoid displaying valuable items or collectibles in places where they can be seen from the street.

3# Common strategies used by the intruders

  • Intruders may observe open garage doors and windows, as well as newspapers piled up in the driveway indicating unoccupied homes – good opportunities and signs for a successful burglary.
  • Familiarizing themselves with their target by posing as landscapers, carpet cleaners, deliverymen or painters who may move freely around houses in a neighborhood.
  • Thieves maintain good behavior and appropriate appearance when scouting a target so as not to alert homeowners. 
  • Entering a target house under the guise of a sales call or maintenance check, they create openings or opportunities to discreetly enter from the outside at a later date such as unlatching a back window or door.
  • Burglars mainly survey a target’s security systems, as well as the possible things that they could remove during a burglary such as gaming systems, small appliances, electronics and jewelry.

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