The Home Security Handbook by Des Conway

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If there are potential access points that cannot be seen they are not secure. You could take several steps to overcome this. Such as fitting metal bars in that window, cutting back bushes and trees, or moving a garden shed so that the access point can be easily seen by neighbours or people passing by. Phone lines. I think it unlikely that many people would be targeted by an intruder who was so determined to press home his attack on an occupied premises that he would seek out and cut the telephone lines.

The security company will erect signs and have a visible presence in the area at different times of the day and or night. Cheat. You could simply erect signs saying 'Beware! Guard Dog' or 'Premises Patrolled By XYZ Security'. A motivated professional burglar will not be put off, but a passing opportunist thief might be. You have to weigh the cost of signs and dummy alarm boxes against the benefits you will get and make your choice. Gates Any fence almost always has to have at least one gate built into it.

Some brickwork is so eroded that it presents enough foot and hand holds for a criminal to climb up to upper floor windows. It has also been known for a criminal to chip a hole in a rotten brick wall to gain access to premises. Apart from the need to maintain the structure of the building, the householder should realise that failing to maintain the brickwork could pose a security threat. Flat roof Access. A flat roof will almost always give easy access to upper floor windows and sometimes to balcony doors, etc.

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