Improving Home Security in High Crime Areas
Editors Note: This article is courtesy of Lee Donoghue from Locksonline and in this article, he discusses basic security ideas you can implement on your home without going overboard. As I have said before, my dream is the fortified castle, with a moat full of sharks with lasers on their heads. Leigh offers much more practical solutions for home security and it may be something you could add to your own home to keep you safer from intruders.
In this article we are going to discuss different methods of securing your home or business in areas that tend to have higher crime rates than some other areas. On our community we often spotlight areas of the UK and analyze crime statistics to try and be solution orientated as to a relevant solution.
Areas that do have high levels of crime such as burglary, theft and criminal damage are these days unfortunately commonplace and the statistics tend to increase if you live in a city. This is obviously due to the higher population but in my opinion there are many other factors to be considered when looking at this cold hard fact such as poverty, availability of work, education and housing. But alas this is not a political or economic article, it is merely meant to give advice on how to improve your home security intelligently without sticking out like a sore thumb.
Protecting your home in these areas can be quite difficult and is definitely not straight forward. Aggressive technique can sometimes have a back firing effect. Simply trying to improve security in the wrong way or as mentioned above, using aggressive techniques can make you the target of criminals or thieves who simply have too much time on their hands to test out your new 12 camera CCTV system and 10 feet proximity alarm with added trip wires. This is obviously stretching out an example of a paranoid setup but the point is to try and attain a balance between security needs and having a practical solution to securing your home.