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Think like a Thief to Keep your Home Safe

Have you ever heard of the age-old saying “Set a thief to catch a thief”? Of course, you have, and it is now time to put it into real practice. What does this mean? It’s quite simple, if you want to protect your computer or IT system from hackers, you have to think like a hacker. In fact, some of the most recognized technology giants for instance, dare hackers to breach their systems as part of testing to figure out any vulnerabilities; a very good example is Google!

Think like a thief
Think like a thief

Therefore, it is without question that the best way of protecting your home is for you to think like the intruder. At this moment, lots of crazy ideas (such as telling your friend to try and break into your home) are already cultivating in your mind. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go that far. Instead, just look around your home carefully and try to think of the ways you could break in if you wanted to steal the super expensive set of electronics or jewelry that you just bought…well, here are a few tips that will help you beef up your security by thinking like a thief!

Where Do Thieves Break in Through?

When you think like a thief, you have to figure out the easiest entry points to your home. According to recent break-in statistics, here is the hierarchy of the most popularly used access points by burglars:

  • Doors (front, back and side doors)- 60%
  • Windows-25%
  • Garage- 10%
  • Basement-5%

Make it Much Harder for Burglars

This means that you just have to step up your security in the above-mentioned areas, especially the doors and windows. For the doors, you can start by looking for a locksmith who can install powerful locks, ones with some superior deadbolts accompanied by heavyweight strike plates. Most people underestimate how effective stronger and tougher locks are for home security. But then, these easily ensure that any intruder will have a tough time while trying to pick your locks. When it takes too much time to try picking your locks, the burglar will most likely give up.

Apart from that, remember to always keep your doors and windows locked. Furthermore, you can even add some metal bars, grates or grills on windows to make it much more difficult to break into your home.

Invest in Security Cameras

From there, reinforce these entrances by installing high quality CCTV cameras that will monitor anyone that tries to get into your house at any time. Your best bet for state-of-the-art CCTV cameras is none other than Sannce. Better yet, with what Sannce offers you can even get remote alerts when any intruder tries to access your home. Thus, taking action such as calling the police will be easy even while you are away. Want more tips for installation of home security cameras? Check out our pervious post for a thorough and effective strategy!

Motion Activated Systems

Motion activated lights and security cameras are perfect if you have any part of your home that is shadowed, hidden or always dark. That way, intruders will have no chance of hiding because the motion sensitive lights will flash them out of the hiding spot. Moreover, with motion sensitive CCTV cameras from Sannce, you can record every move the intruders will make, giving you hard evidence that can be used against them!