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burglary prevention tips – tv ad 4

Burglary Prevention Tips – TV Ad 4

Burglary prevention is a crucial aspect of home security, and one effective strategy is to remove the temptation for burglars. Burglars are more likely to target homes that appear easy to break into or have valuable items in plain sight. Here are some burglary prevention tips to help remove the temptation for burglars and make your home less vulnerable to break-ins.

1. Keep valuable items out of sight

Burglars are often looking for specific items to steal, such as jewelry, electronics, and cash. Keeping these items out of sight can make your home less appealing to burglars. Use curtains or blinds to cover windows, and avoid leaving expensive items visible from outside. Consider having a security safe in your home where you can keep your most valued possessions.

2. Don’t leave spare keys outside

Leaving a spare key hidden outside your home may seem like a good idea in case you get locked out, but it’s also a temptation for burglars. Instead, give a spare key to a trusted neighbor or friend, or invest in a keyless entry system.

3. Install exterior lighting

Burglars often prefer to work under cover of darkness, so installing exterior lighting can be an effective deterrent. Motion-sensor lights are particularly effective, as they turn on when someone approaches, giving the impression that someone is home.

4. Use timers for lights and electronics

When you’re away from home, leaving lights and electronics on can give the impression that someone is home. Use timers to turn lights and electronics on and off at regular intervals to create the impression of activity.

5. Secure your doors and windows

Unlocked doors and windows are an open invitation for burglars. Make sure all doors and windows are locked, and use deadbolts and security bars for extra protection. Install reinforced glass in windows and glass doors to make them more difficult to break.

6. Invest in a security system

A security system is an excellent investment in home security. A monitored alarm system can alert you and the authorities if someone tries to break in, and many systems come with cameras that allow you to monitor your home remotely.

In conclusion, removing the temptation for burglars is an essential part of burglary prevention. By taking steps to make your home less vulnerable and less attractive to burglars, you can reduce the likelihood of a break-in and ensure the safety of your home and family. So take the time to secure your home, invest in a security system, and make sure all valuable items are out of sight – you never know when it might deter a would-be burglar.

For more crime prevention tips you can visit the NZ Police website, or you can check out our other helpful videos on preventing burglary.