Keeping Crime Away from Your Home or Business

//Keeping Crime Away from Your Home or Business

Keeping Crime Away from Your Home or Business

Have you ever taken the time to notice just how often you see robbery or vandalism crimes in the news? Chances are, in the Southern California area, it’s quite a bit. Not only do these home and business owners have to deal with the fact that their property is missing or damaged, but they’re now struggling with this feeling of vulnerability and the worry that it might happen again. After a serious crime on your property you feel exposed, and you lose that safe and secure feeling during your normal routine.

4 Tips For Preventing Home and Business Crime 

Vandalism, theft, or intrusion for any reason is something all home and business owners want to deter as effectively as possible. 4 tips for preventing crime in Southern California:

Make use of open space 

Your property protection begins at the very perimeter of your property lines. For homes, it might be tempting to turn your landscape into a fantastic woodland wonderland or to decorate every possible nook and cranny, but you’re actually providing places for criminals to hide. When a person wants to carry out a home invasion, they’re going to hide in an effort to get in and out unseen. They’ll use your trees, bushes, and other landscaping elements to hide their presence on your property as they make their way into your home. When you make use of open space in your landscaping, you’re providing less space for criminals to hide unseen.  This can also go for businesses where you have control of the exterior surroundings of your business.

Use discretion with your valuable assets  

Burglars are likely to make their targets where they think they’ll walk away with something of value in hand. If they don’t think their efforts will be worth the risk, they’re less likely to take that risk in the first place. For this reason, it’s important to remain discreet with your assets and most expensive items. For homes, keep expensive cars in the garage, jewelry in the safe, and most valuable assets in a hard to find place. For businesses, keep majority of cash in safe near back of the store, strategize placement of expensive items. 

Make it look like you have security   

A burglar is most likely to strike while you’re away. It’s important to make security measures known and visible to anybody coming close to the perimeter of the property. Warning signs, visible lights near surveillance cameras, flood lights, and alarms can all be a great deterrent against crime. While your first thought, may be to hide your security measures, making them visible can often be a better deterrent in the proactive sense.

Invest in your front door 

In most cases, your front door is your first line of defense against robberies. A front door that looks easy to break down will be one that burglars target. You want to invest in a strong and secure front door that burglars will choose to pass on by.  

Whether you need help with advice on security concerns, or need security services for your home or business, please reach out to us at 877-212-2577 and we will always do our best to help.

By | 2022-05-25T14:42:25-07:00 May 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

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