If you’re not sure how to protect your home without a security camera, don’t fret – there are plenty of options available for the DIY homeowner. Installing a motion-activated camera is a great way to deter potential burglars. It’s also a great way to record evidence should anyone break into your home. You can even program the camera to turn on and off periodically – just in case your valuables are stolen.
Another way to deter burglars is by closing curtains and blinds. Not only will this prevent them from getting a good view of what’s inside, but it also keeps your house uncluttered and unattractive to potential burglars. If a burglar cannot see you in the dark, they won’t bother to break in. The same goes for televisions and radios. Having a television or radio running is an easy way to deter burglars.
While this won’t guarantee that someone will break in, a motion sensor light placed in a vulnerable area of your home will catch the intruder by surprise. While you’re away, don’t leave mail lying around – burglars will most likely be looking for a home with someone who doesn’t leave their house vacant. In addition to installing a motion detector light, homeowners should consider installing a mailbox flag.