A common misconception about fake security signs is they have the same deterrent effect as an alarm system for a fraction of the cost. Even though they can provide the illusion of protection, they don’t provide any real protection, which makes them risky
One key issue with fake signs is they are generally generic-looking. You can find them at most local hardware stores, convenience stores, online retailers, etc. These signs cannot use recognizable logos because all the big-name security companies have copywrite claims on their taglines and images.
On the contrary, fake security signs could actually suggest to burglars your home isn’t protected. If they spot the sign and it doesn’t have a certified company logo, that’s a clear indicator the sign is fake. Likewise, if it does have a fake logo, all the thief must do is look up the company name to see if it’s legit.
Once they realize the sign is fake, that could pique their interest even further, prompting them to target the property. Either way you look at it, using a fake sign to protect your property is a risky bet.
Fake Sign Alternatives
We understand that many people are on budgets and like to save money when they can. However, trying to cut expenses with your home security with fake signs is not the best way to do it.
If you want better ways to protect your home, consider these options:
Most burglars break into a house through the main points of entry. These include the front door, back door, garage, first-floor window, etc. According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors, 81% of burglars enter through the first floor.
Smart locks can cover your main points of entry and deter intruders from entering your home. Better yet, you can lock and unlock your doors and windows from anywhere through a mobile device. You can even invest in smart locks that have built-in alarm systems and doorbell cameras to answer the door while away.
A great way to deter a burglar is to have a bright, shining light in their face as soon as they enter your premises. You can use motion sensor lighting to cover large areas of your property, especially those main points of entries previously mentioned.
Likewise, through home automation, you can use smart lights inside your home. When implemented, these lights can give off the illusion that someone is home. So, if you’re leaving for a trip, you don’t need to leave a few lights on 24/7, running up the electric bill in the process.
The tried and true security method for home and business owners alike is investing in security cameras. Security cameras can give you a birds-eye view of your property, as well as document any acts of crime committed on camera.
Investing in a state-of-the-art system may be out of your budget. But, having one or two cameras on your property can go a long way in deterring potential intruders.
Partnering with a Home Security Provider
Perhaps the best thing you can do for your home security is partnering with a home security expert who can examine your home and security needs without breaking the budget.
Learn how ADS Security will work with you to protect your home by contacting us today.