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Protect Your Home from Invasion

Burglaries rates are increasing in many residential areas, but there are many options when it comes to protecting yourself and your home from an invasion.  Security alarms are not the only component to consider.  You should also aim to make your home less appealing to potential criminals.

Motion sensor lights can help illuminate your property and keep potential criminals away.  If someone is targeting your home at night, they do not like a well lit property.  Having good security lighting can be a deterrent.  These types of lights will only come on when they detect movement within a certain range from the sensors.  This helps to keep electricity bills low, as they are not constantly running.

Sensors and alarms are also great to have.  There are some inexpensive options if a full monitored alarm system is not within your budget.  There are many do it yourself home security systems available for purchase for as little as a few hundred dollars.

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Security cameras can also deter criminal activity.  Video surveillance is a great addition to your security system in your home.  However, actual video surveillance is not always necessary.  Having security cameras around your home is typically enough to keep criminal activity far from your home, regardless of whether the cameras or real or fake.  Dummy cctv cameras are a very inexpensive option to help you deter potential burglaries or home invasion.

Also make sure to install good quality locks on all of your doors.  Patio doors are somewhat more susceptible to being broken into.  Make sure that you have a good quality patio door lock and install deadbolt locks on all other entry doors.  Make sure that doors and windows are locked at all times.

Take these steps to decrease the likelihood of your home being a burglary target.  There are many ways to enhance the security of your home, these are just a few, but taking these steps will help you provide better protection to your home and loved ones.

Deploying Dummy CCTV Cameras Effectively

For those who need more security cannot afford the real thing, dummy cctv cameras are very much sought after.  They come in many different sizes and shapes, simulating the look of their operational cousins.  You can make people think your area is being monitored by a ceiling, dome or even a pinhole camera.

Of course, having these cameras hidden or obscured would do no good, as the trick is to make sure people see them and think they are being watched; therefore they have to be where they will be seen.  Place them in an area which is highly visible, with an accompanying sign, warning would be intruders a cctv camera is in action, recording all their activity.

When the camera is visible, the criminal will have second thoughts about carrying out his plans.  It is extremely difficult to tell the real, working cameras from their decoy replicas.  They even pivot and move just like the working ones, so it would almost take inside information for the criminal to tell the difference.
Of course, with a dummy camera, you have no taped record of the crime, for the purpose of it is to deter the crime, not help to catch the criminal and convict him afterward.  The only way to get the proof you need for a conviction is by having a real, working cctv camera kit.

You could use the same tactic as the big businesses with a lot of area to monitor, mixing real ones with fake ones.  This way, the criminals cannot tell which, if any, are recording their actions and which are not; and you would therefore have the whole place covered as far as the criminal knows, and the working one placed where it is most likely to have criminal activity going on for anybody not deterred by the fake ones.  So, if you already have your place partially secured and cannot afford to buy the real thing to finish it, why not buy some dummy cctv cameras, so it looks as though it is completely secured.

The whole purpose behind cctv cameras is to; hopefully stop a crime from happening, but if that fails, then to have evidence (a taped record) to aide in the apprehension and conviction of the perpetrator.  By installing a dummy cctv camera, you are attempting to stop the crime before it happens, which will give you peace of mind.