Home security signs and decals – As a homeowner, you should be concerned with security, not just because of the potential for property loss, but because of the physical threat that criminals pose to you and your family. Once a burglar is in your home you have absolutely no way of knowing what his intentions are.
There have been many widely publicized instances of simple burglaries that have escalated to very serious assaults and even homicide.
Bluffing as part of home security – We have all heard of robberies committed by criminals claiming to have a weapon. This works because the victim does not want to risk being wrong about the assailant being armed.
Home owners can use a variation of this tactic by placing clearly visible home security signs around their home. Now you can have criminals wondering about whether or not you have the security that you’re claiming.
Burglars are people too – They have dreams and goals, except they dream about your property, and their goal is to get better at stealing it. Just like everyone else, a burglar can also be intimidated, when given the right motivation. Advertising that your home is protected by an alarm monitoring company like ADT or Brink’s security, is all the motivation that most criminals need. At first glance, these security signs and decals may not seem like much, but they are state of the art, when it comes to deterring crime.
When a burglar sees one of these signs in your front yard, all that he can think about is the reputation of the alarm company on the sign and the possibility of a very long prison sentence, should they ignore the warning.
Signs and Decals are almost as effective as Walls and Fences – You might not agree immediately, but signs and decals have the same initial effect as physical barriers like walls and fences. It’s what’s known as a deterrent, a message to potential burglars, that you’re serious about home security.
You might not think it’s much when you send that kind of signal to a criminal. However, from the point of view of a person who’d rather not go to jail, it sends a message loud and clear – do not enter!
Some burglars can be methodical – They intentionally look for the least protected property they can find, for a couple of reasons. First, it requires less effort to break into a home with no security.
Secondly, they have better chance of committing the crime, without the risk of getting caught. What these signs and decals do is to firmly move your home out of that category, out of that classification as being a soft target. Remember that it’s not just about keeping burglars out of your home. Keeping them away from your home in the first place is the ultimate in home security.
Signs and decals are able to achieve that effect for a minimal expense. Psychologically speaking, they’re just as effective as other more expensive security measures, if not even more so. If you compare the cost to the benefits, there’s really no reason for you not to utilize home security signs and decals.