Much of our excitement over installing a new security system is due to updated, smart technology. The smart integrations can give us greater control over our homes, including lights, door locks, cameras, and more. With those advancements, it’s easy to overlook some of the smaller, low-tech details. Yet low-tech items like yard signs and window decals are our first line of defense. They alert roaming eyes that this home isn’t easy prey, which can lead many potential thieves to simply move along.
While yard signs have been shown to deter burglars (coming in at #9 on the list of the top 10 deterrents), they aren’t enough on their own. Other more actionable security measures, such as alarms, cameras, motion lights, and full systems are bigger, more effective security measures.
Still, yard signs and window decals are simple, inexpensive ways to decrease your chances of a break-in and should be placed in clear, visible locations, such as the front yard, front and back doors, main level windows, gates, fences, and other more vulnerable locations. After all, the low- and high-tech solutions work together to provide better home protection.
An ADT (now Telus) monitored alarm system from Alarm Guard will keep you feeling secure and protect your assets and could even help you save on homeowner’s insurance! Check out our packages and call now for a free quote at 1-855-518-4458 and talk with an expert about how to protect your home with Telus Monitoring Systems and where to best place your yard signs and decals to help deter thieves.