Residential break-ins seem to increase during the holiday seasons, including summer and winter. These are the times when many homeowners are away from their properties in Lubbock, Texas. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to make your property more secure during peak break-in seasons, and throughout the year. These steps include increasing your outdoor lighting and making it appear as though you are not away from home. You can also install a home alarm system to help prevent seasonal break-ins.
Increase outdoor lighting to help prevent seasonal break-ins
At night, you should have enough light to see if anyone is walking around your Lubbock property. Burglars rarely enter the front door in daylight, preferring the dark shadows of the night or hidden access points like a garage window or back door. Lighting hidden areas is one way to prevent break-ins throughout the year. You can use lights that go on at dusk and turn off at dawn. You can also use motion sensor lights that will only light up if something moves as part of your home alarm system.
Prevent seasonal break-ins by making it appear that you are home
When you go on vacation, your Lubbock property takes on a different appearance than if you are just away for a few hours. Most people turn the lights on and off at random times when they are at home. The TV or radio may be on and routine lawn maintenance is done. When you are on vacation, the lights are not turned on and off randomly. The TV or radio are not typically on and your grass grows high because no one is mowing it. These are all signs that homeowners are on vacation. Whether or not you have a home alarm system, it is advisable to make it appear as though you are at home while on vacation. Another option is to hire a vrbo management company to lease out your home for the season, to holiday makers. This way, your home really is occupied and the chances of a break in are significantly minimised.
Install a home alarm system to help prevent seasonal break-ins
The best home alarm system can keep your Lubbock property safe when you are at home or on vacation. Your alarm system can alert you of many emergencies, including break-ins, fires, and gas leaks. If your home alarm system is triggered while you are on vacation, Lubbock emergency personnel can handle the situation.
One of the most frustrating things for police is having a burglar keep striking the same neighborhood, but never being able to catch them. A home alarm system can help prevent break-ins, but also help catch criminals. With a home alarm system, Lubbock police can be notified when a crime is in progress, which could give them time to catch the criminal. If you have cameras monitoring your property, inside or outside, the cameras can help capture video of the criminal. Having video footage can be helpful during times when seasonal break-ins are prevalent and criminals have not been caught.
Installing a home alarm system will help keep your property safe during the holiday seasons, as well as the rest of the year. If you want to learn more about installing a home alarm system, call the experts at 1st Alarm. You can contact us at 1(800) 276-5559 or send us an email for more information about our products and services. We provide services throughout West Texas and the Texas Panhandle, with locations in Midland, Odessa, Amarillo, Lubbock, Abilene, El Paso, and San Angelo.