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Is Your Property Secure?

homeAccording to the FBI, over 2 million home burglaries are reported each year in the United States and victims suffer more than $4.6 billion dollars in lost property. Knowing such numbers can be shocking but have you taken the time to make sure your property is secure? With the holiday season quickly approaching, you may want to think twice about revamping the security measures around your home. Statistics show that thieves target homes more frequently during the holidays. That fact is a given because many consumers make extra gift purchases that vary from expensive jewelry to the latest electronic devices.

With that being said, you should start investigating ways to increase your home security. A simple and attractive form of security is installing a perimeter fence around your property. A fence can serve as the first line of defense against unwanted visitors. Of the many great qualities that fences can provide is the additional aesthetic appeal because they can heighten the overall appearance of your home. Depending on your specific tastes, there are numerous options when it comes to fencing material. Most consumers would use one of the following; steel, aluminum, vinyl or chain link fences.

Whichever fencing material you choose, you are increasing the safety of your homes’ occupants and protecting the valuables inside. It’s an industry standard for fence gates to feature locking mechanisms that further enhances the safety around your home. Fences are available in a variety of heights and can extend up to 8 feet tall, making it a challenge for any would-be thief. Not only will you be keeping burglars out, fences also deter rodents and other pesky wildlife that you don’t want around your yard.

Installing a security fence can reduce the risk of break-ins substantially and give you peace-of-mind. With the added potential of increasing your house value, fences give you a wide range of benefits. These include privacy, improved curb appeal and safety. Before you start your holiday shopping, consider installing a fence for additional home security!

Securing Your Home with a Fence and Other Measures


One of the biggest reasons people shop at Fence Center is to provide a
viable and affordable way to secure their homes.  Although burglaries are down from the 1970s
when 110 homes out of
1,000 were burglarized in some fashion
, home burglaries are still a threat that you
must consider to your family’s holdings. In 2012, the average amount of goods
stolen per burglary equated to $1,675. In such a tight economy, this could be a
devastating amount of money. However, there are ways to secure your home to
deter burglars from entering it. Here are several musts.

·         Install a fence: We might be biased with this one because we sell them, but a fence is a great first step in securing your home. A fence not only acts as a physical barrier that forces a burglar to climb over it in order to access your home; they also limit visibility. A vinyl fence prevents the burglar from seeing what‘s on the other side. By not knowing, the burglar is less likely to take a chance.

·        Get a guard dog: Did you know that 63% of all burglaries take place between the hours of 8AM-6 PM – the hours most people are at work. Buying or adopting a dependable guard dog will let the burglar know that there is a presence at your home, even if you aren’t there. No burglar wants to bring attention to themselves due to a barking dog. Plus, a dog is a welcome, loyal addition to any family.

·        Be mindful of your doors: Close to a third of all home burglars go through  the front door. To combat this, make sure to invest in steel reinforcement or a very good deadbolt as a regular lock won’t be enough.  And remember to check your doors before you leave to make sure you remembered to lock them.