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Home invaders often enter a residence through the basement as it’s frequently the weak point in security. Don’t panic! There are simple steps you can take that will deter even the most tenacious thieves.
Block the view: Use drapes, shades and/or blinds to keep your valuables out of sight. A home invader who isn’t certain that you have valuables may decide to pass.
Clear the view: Keep a clear line of sight to your basement windows to deter potential thieves with the possibility of being noticed by neighbors or a passerby.
Install lights: Motion sensor lights alert you to suspicious activity and make your basement window less appealing to a burglar.
Move furniture: Remove chairs or tables near your windows to make it more difficult for an intruder to climb into your basement.
Improve your security system: Install window sensors on your basement windows. Motion sensor cameras can capture a visual of a culprit. Indoor motion sensors will alert you if someone makes it past the basement window. Glass break detectors sound an alarm when glass is broken. A good security system deters burglars, alerts you and your neighbors and contacts authorities in case of break-in.
Advertise your security: Place a sign or decals on/near your basement windows to warn invaders that you have a well secured home.
Get a dog: A barking dog is a great deterrent to would be burglars! Enjoy your pet and post beware of dog signs near your home.
The basement door: If your home has a door that accesses the basement, make sure it is a solid-core model. Steel security gates also work well. Install a quality deadbolt with a reinforced strike plate. A security bar is a simple and inexpensive method of keeping burglars from entering your basement door.
Your basement doesn’t have to be the weak point in your home’s security. With a few simple additions and/or changes you can ensure the safety of your home and family.For all your basement renovation needs, call the Calgary basement experts, Econo Basements at (403) 768-0256 or email at email@example.com. Take advantage of their knowledge, skill and experience.