If you own or rent a home, you’ve probably asked yourself: “what are some ways I could increase security?” Adding an alarm sign seems like an effective and inexpensive way to deter intruders. But do alarm system signs deter burglars?
The answer isn’t clear-cut as you might expect. Continue reading to learn more about the effectiveness of security signs, as well as other measures you can take to protect your property.
Yes, They Can: But There’s a Caveat
An alarm system sign works best insofar that there is a genuine alarm system protecting the home. Fake signs are a risky bet that could even backfire if a potential intruder notices there isn’t a security system on the premises.
For impulsive burglars, a security sign may deter them. However, for more thorough and deliberate planners, a sign without any view of a system gives them the green light to enter. When trying to deter burglars with signs, it’s best to put your money where your mouth is and invest in an on-site, monitored security system as well. It’s not worth the risk of relying on a security sign alone.
Security System and Sign Placement
When using signs, placement is everything. You need them to be visible from the street or outside the property. The most common places to put them would be by the front door, back door, garage, or property line.
Likewise, you want your exterior security cameras visible. Great spots are the ones aforementioned above, as well as any areas of value outside the home, such as a shed. If you put a security camera next to an alarm sign, that’s a clear indicator that you mean business to any potential intruder.
One key piece of advice to also remember is to place your security cameras out of reach. Aim for at least 10 feet off the ground. That way it provides you with the most coverage while minimizing the chances of it being stolen or tampered with.
Maintain Your Security System and Property
It is important to conduct regular maintenance on your security cameras to ensure there are working properly. And don’t forget to do regular maintenance around your property too. Not only does a well-kempt home look nice, but it can even deter burglars.
You also want to clear your signs if any debris covers them. They are most effective when they are most visible, so don’t forget about them when you do your maintenance rounds. If you need more home security tips or are looking to add a security system to your home, feel free to contact ADS Security today.