Living alone comes with certain perks, but it can be a tormenting experience if you stay in a neighbourhood that is prone to thefts and break-ins. We have compiled a list of measures to keep you and your property safe from people who live on the dark side of the law.

1. Security Cameras

Installing a security camera is of paramount importance. Firstly, a good thief is bound to stake out your house and the presence of a security camera will surely deter a person from breaking into your place. Secondly, if a break-in does occur; you have a way of identifying the culprit and getting back your stuff. Security cameras also make it easier for the police to track down the suspect; otherwise, finding the culprit becomes equivalent to searching a needle in a haystack.

2. Motion Sensor

Motion sensors have greatly developed over the past few years and now they come with the added benefit of outdoor lights. You can turn on the motion sensors before retiring to your home and anyone who enters will be detected and a bright light will appear on the front porch. For starters, it makes it easy for you to lock all the doors and windows and secondly, no thief is going to risk trying to get in when they face such a stumbling block.

3. Neighbours

Neighbour

Be friendly to your neighbours; you may like to live alone, but that doesn’t mean you have to live lonely. Your neighbours will be the closest form of social support if something happens and if they see someone hanging around your house, they’d definitely tell you. But if you are on bad terms with your neighbours, or if you are unknown to them, they might simply stay quiet about the whole situation.

4. Barking Noises

We recommend that you get a pet, but if you are someone who doesn’t want to have a pet then make sure to get one of those alarms that make it seem like you have a pet. A recent article published in the Daily Mail stated did a study on burglars; the results indicated that burglars will stay away from houses that had dogs. For the simple reason being that things can easily get complicated when there is an animal thrown into the mix.

We suggest that you get the help of a security solution firm to take care of your home security needs.