So, you moved into a new neighborhood! Congratulations to you!
While you must be overwhelmed with all the emotions that come with new homeownership, the burning question is – are you prepared to tackle burglars?
Yes, you read this right. Burglary can even happen in the best communities, which is why one must always have a plan in mind to deal with such circumstances.
Firstly, you will want to get in touch with your neighbors, introduce yourself, and tell them about yourself. This way, they will know your schedule and keep an eye on your property when you are not around.
Here are some other ways to keep your house safe from thieves.
How about hiring some security guards and making sure that no one dares to enter your property in your absence? You might as well opt for keeping a tiny security guard – a pet dog. Burglars are afraid of dogs – they bark, and they bite. So, keeping a dog is easy to keep potential burglars off your property.
Keep Your Lawn Trimmed
Now, if you aren’t into hiring people, you must go the extra mile and take care of your property. You might want to see things from the perspective of a potential burglar. Burglars don’t like to enter a house that is inhabited.
And if you don’t keep your lawn in the best order, you give off the message that no one is at home. So, keeping your backyard in the best condition is a sure way to keep burglars off your property.
Say Goodbye Loudly
Before you think that we have lost our minds, hear us out!
As mentioned before, potential burglars like to break into a house that is empty. So, if you live alone, you will still want to shout out loud a goodbye before locking the door. You might take things a step further, wave at the window, and pretend that someone is looking out for you.
This way, you will give the signal that you are not alone, and this will keep potential burglars away from your house.
Buy a Weapon
Now, if you spend the most time at home – let us say you work from home- you will want to invest in a good self-defense weapon. It could be a gun, a knife, a sword, anything. Suppose you have a sword and someone breaks into your house; the potential burglar will fear for their life when they see you running towards them, brandishing a big sword.
You don’t necessarily have to use your weapon – often, the sheer sight of weapons is enough to make the criminal flee your property. However, you never know when you might find yourself in a life-or-death situation. So, you should definitely know how to use your weapon.
For instance, if you have a gun, you might want to spend time practicing target shooting. If you have brass knuckles, then you should know how to throw punches with brass knuckles. And if you have throwing knives, then you should know how to throw them.
Self-defense is your ultimatum if you ever encounter a potential burglar face-to-face.