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4 Ways to Make Your Home Unappealing to Intruders

4 Ways to Make Your Home Unappealing to Intruders

You care about your family's safety, security, and well-being, so you want to keep your home off the target list of any possible assailants.

Even if they solely have financial gain as the motive for their breaking and entering, break-ins can have a major impact on your monetary standing and the mental health of your loved ones. It can shake even the most steadfast to the core to have one's home invaded!

Knowing how to act in a crisis if your home were broken into is one thing, but preventing the situation from happening in the first place is preferable (and much safer). That's why Revience, your Minneapolis/St. Paul provider of home security solutions, is here with a few tips.

Learn how to dissuade would-be wrongdoers from selecting your home as their next quarry!

1. Add a Home Security System

Optimal comfort in your home is key to living an enjoyable, relaxed life. Household security systems can give you the peace of mind of knowing your home is always protected.

Cameras Keep Watch 24/7

Security cameras won't only help you keep an eye on your home, but they will also deter criminals from trying to break in.

Cameras are effective in this respect because they capture evidence for the authorities, and criminals know this. The presence of a camera means the presence of accountability, and such a presence is often enough on its own to make a thief back down.

Though cameras are amazing security enhancers, they're also awesome in terms of convenience and can lower your homeowner's insurance rates.

Plus, the camera can validate any claims if a break-in occurs because you will have evidence readily available.

Camera Options

Your security needs will differ from your neighbors, so having a customized system can ensure you get a solution for all your security needs. You will have specific locations and entry points that should be monitored, so a personalized system will account for perfect sensor installation. Network and digital video recorders offer extended recording capacity, and you can even receive alerts via your smart devices.

Doorbell cameras are an excellent way to monitor your entryway and can be connected wirelessly. They offer features like night vision, home automation compatibility, live video streaming, motion sensors, and automatic alerts if the system is initiated.

To ensure you are getting the highest quality products, we work with expert providers like:

Our technicians can integrate the system into any automation in your home to give you enhanced security measures you can depend on.

Powerful Alarms Deter Criminal Activity & Alert Authorities

Effective on their own or when paired with cameras, alarm-based systems, which use sound to alert you to a criminal's presence, are another great way to take your home off the target list, and they can even stay silent to do it!

These systems can alert the authorities when tripped, but oftentimes the sole idea of consequences is deterrent enough.

Of course, they're also quite useful when they serve their intended purpose. A loud, sudden noise seemingly out of nowhere can offer plenty of encouragement to cut losses and run should a criminal attempt to target your home.

It has a way of spiking a sense of urgency and panic (as it should). And most alarm systems will also come with flashing lights, making it easier to see the source of the intrusion.

Some systems are also wireless, so no matter where you are, your smartphone can always be connected to the alarm to ensure remote control and monitoring.

Plus, since you'll be alerted by the authorities and any passerby, this makes identifying would-be perpetrators easier.

2. Pay Attention to Garage Security

Leaving your garage door open is like painting a big red X on your home, as doing so provides an easy access point for thieves. Very few people tend to lock the door that connects the garage to the rest of the home, after all. Plus, there are all the valuables you store in the garage itself, like your vehicles.

You should always close your garage door when nobody is around to watch it physically. While leaving it open to unload groceries and the like is acceptable if your family is around, pull your car in and lock up as soon as the job is finished. Safety first!

Smart Automated Solutions for Garage Doors

We know it's not always easy to remember if you've closed your garage door when you leave the house. The fact that it's a habit you don't even think about makes you overthink it!

Luckily, you can easily solve this home security problem with our camera system's remote access capabilities. A simple check-in can let you know if your garage door is open; simply shoot someone a text to shut it.

For an even more seamless solution, you can integrate smart home technology with our help and the help of brands like Control4 and implement features like motion sensor lights or programmable keypads for an extra deterrent.

3. Choose Smart Lighting

Criminals love to strike when your home is empty and defenseless. However, always leaving the lights on to fool them and suggest your occupancy can get expensive.

Plus, it's hard to remember to arm your home in this sense when you're dashing out the door for work in the morning!

When you work with Revience, we help you design your lighting options and controls and can offer advantages including:

  • Automated exterior lighting.

  • Environmental sensors for integration of electricity and daylight.

  • Energy-efficient options.

  • Single room or entire home lighting control.

  • Various designs and colors that complement your aesthetics.

Lutron is a leading provider of smart lighting options, and our technicians are experts when it comes to seamless installation. To ensure streamlined and high-quality services, we specialize in trusted Lutron products, including:

  • Homeworks QS

  • Radio Ra2

  • Caseta Wireless 

Luckily, smart home lighting systems effortlessly provide a solution. By enabling remote access to your home's lights, you can turn them on with a tap of your finger wherever you are.

Providing these systems is another way we at Revience strive to keep your family safe!

4. Ensure Reliable Backup Power for Your Home

Energy demand is at an all-time high, which can lead to outages, directly affecting your daily functions and security system.

Having a backup power supply in place means never having to worry, and when a severe storm happens, generators and backup batteries can create an essential power source critical for emergencies. They can even be integrated into smart home automation, giving you peace of mind 365 days a year.

Contact Revience Now & Ensure Your Family's Security

Whether you need home automation systems for your lighting or a comprehensive home security system solution, our team's personalized approach means we can create just the system you need.

Our team is here to answer all your questions, so contact us or call us at 763-497-4989.