How To Make Your Home Less Attractive To Criminals

Apr 13, 2023

How To Make Your Home Less Attractive To Criminals - blog | Betafence SA

Unfortunately, criminals and burglars are always scoping out neighbourhoods in search of homes that may be easy targets. As much as it is awful to think about, it is the unfortunate reality that we live in. The good news is that there are many ways that you can upgrade your security and make your home less attractive to potential criminals. 

In this article, Betafence provides you with a few easy and effective ways that you can deter criminals from entering your home.

Physical Barriers

Physical barriers are often the first thing that criminals look at. If you have a boundary fence, burglar guards, electric fencing, and other forms of physical barriers, it is going to be a lot more difficult for them to enter your home.

Outdoor Security Cameras

Outdoor security cameras that are clearly visible are sure to make criminals think twice. Not only will they be put off by the thought of someone potentially watching them, but even if they get away with a robbery, they may be able to be identified at a later stage.

Don’t Let Your Home Appear Deserted

If your home appears deserted, it may be seen as an easy target. This is why it is always a good idea to keep a few lights on and invite people over from time to time to ensure that your home appears lived-in. If you are going away, it is a good idea to get a housesitter rather than leaving your home empty.

Get A Dog Or Make It Look Like You Have One

Many criminals are afraid of canine encounters. Dogs are additional security measures who will bark at intruders, causing a disturbance that criminals don’t want. If you don’t have dogs, one of the easiest ways to make it appear as if you have one is to leave a large dog bowl in your garden. If you want to go a step further, you could even buy a doghouse and add a ‘Beware of the dog’ sign to your wall, fence or gate.

Don’t Leave Valuables Lying Around

Remember that valuables such as cell phones, laptops, watches, etc. are very attractive to criminals and will give them the incentive to access your property. Make sure that these items are packed away and out of sight, especially if you are not home.

Good Lighting

If your property is well-lit, it will deter criminals from accessing your property as they don’t want a spotlight on them when they carry out their illegal activity. Loadshedding can cause a problem when it comes to lighting, but there are solar and battery-powered lights available.

At Betafence, we are passionate about providing high-quality, affordable security solutions in South Africa. If you look at the range of products on our site, you’ll find steel mesh fencing, outdoor security cameras, and more. Protect your home today with our innovative products, and feel free to get in touch with our friendly team if you have any questions.