The best home defense systems out there offer a well-rounded approach to keeping intruders out. It should include a complete approach that includes deterrent measures, detection measures and defense measures.
The first principle, that of deterrence, is the most important in my opinion and this article will provide some interesting ideas on how to implement a good deterrent system that hopes to keep intruders from even considering your home or property as a viable target.
If you live in a gated and fenced house, then implementing a good deterrent measure may be a little easier because all you need to do is design a good fence (one that is hard to climb over) and a good quality gate equipped with good gate locks.
The most important rule about burglars is that most of them will prefer easy targets over difficult ones. They actually take the easy picks and would likely not take on a location that has a home defense system in place.
Hence, all you need to do is make it look like your home will be one of those difficult targets and you will be quite safe most of the time.
Another strategy to scare off criminals is by using fake security devices to supplement your working system. Installing good quality motion sensor alarms and door alarms should be standard but you could reinforce it by using some scare tactics through the installation of dummy or face surveillance cameras installed in an area obviously seen by outsiders.
Another good scare tactic is through the use of security stickers that you post on your fence or gate, door or windows. Security stickers are sort of a warning that notifies outsiders that a home is well-guarded and should not be messed with. Another relatively inexpensive option is to have a video intercom system installed.
Of course, you could utilize one of best scare tactic available to man: guard dogs. However, having dogs is not a responsibility that should be taken lightly and hence is an option that isn’t for everyone.
Whether you live in small apartment or a mansion of a house, home security is something that you can’t neglect and should be a part of responsible homebuilding and planning. Good home or apartment alarm systems should incorporate all the necessary principles of home defense, of which scare tactics plays a big role.
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