**Edited June 5, 2018
Its vacation season.
Make sure you leave your home protected.
The Biggest Tip: Don't Make It Easy For Them!
1. Keep Your Whereabouts Off Social Media
Its completely natural to want to share a vacation or experience with your friends via social media. However, try to keep the exact dates and location a mystery. The vast majority of crimes are by someone you may know, so wait to post pictures and connect with friends until after you return!
2. keep the tv on while you're away
A trick many pet owners use, this tactic is an easy way to make anyone entering your home think that you are present. Turn on the TV / Radio, crank up the volume, and be on your way!
3. Motion Activated Outdoor Lights
Ranging in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and specifications, motion activated outdoor lights provide a simple solution to deter intruders, trespassers, and vandals. These lights utilize motion detector sensors that illuminate the area once triggered. Their uses extend past lighting up walkways for visitors to scaring off potential perpetrators who like to keep to the dark.
4. Anti-Skid Door Jam
This inexpensive device (the one shown is less than $10) proves to be an effective way to prevent access to a perimeter door. Whether you are home alone, or have a door that is never used, this item is unstoppable for the price. A similar product can be used to jam sliding patio doors: but a simple piece of wood could do the trick just as well. We highly recommend it to prevent home invasions.
5. Latch Protectors
It is not as difficult as one may think to access a locked door. With a library card, a criminal can jimmy their way through a door easier than checking out a new book. Latch protectors are inexpensive and imposing, adding to the overall impenetrability of your premises.
6. Security Signs and Warnings
Even if you have not invested in an alarm or security camera system, stick up signs to make potential intruders think that you have. The main objective of security is to prevent crimes from happening. By making your property, at the very least, seem like a hard target, its enough to make criminals take a second guess.
7. keep an eye out for suspicious vehicles parked in your neighborhood, and vary your routine
Criminals can do surveillance of their own, and the smart ones do.
Burglaries in more rural/suburban neighborhoods are planned and calculated. Be on the lookout for strange, reoccurring vehicles / people during your day-to-day and on your street.
8. Invest in Security & surveillance Systems!
Whenever you think about methods to protect you and yours, always consider investing in these systems. ADSC provides top-of-the-line camera and security systems that are always on guard at your home or business. While the surveillance cameras act as a 24/7 eye witness, an alarm system acts as the guard: preventing crimes, warding off criminals, and calling in the boys-in-blue immediately. The duo ensures that your premises is the most well protected building on the block.