Anti Burglary Tip No. 4: Install a Home Security Alarm System

Home security alarms are not a guarantee that burglars will not enter your home. But they do make it more difficult by increasing the risk that the burglar will be seen and caught. If it’s obvious your house is alarmed, the burglar may look for an easier target.
•    Be sure to use the yard sign and window decals that say your house is protected by a home security system.
•    Regularly check to make sure the sign is visible and has not been covered up by shrubs or pulled out of the ground by pets or neighborhoods children.
•    Choose a home security system that uses motion detectors as well as arms all windows and doors that could provide access.
•    Also consider using glass-break sensors that set off the alarm at the sound of a window or glass door panel being broken. Some sensors also detect sudden shock waves and will set the alarm off if someone is trying to kick open the door.
•    Never post your pass code next to or on the home security alarm key pad.