Do fake security signs really keep your home safe?
Let’s be honest, being burgled or having your home broken into, is something we all dread happening. And there’s been a lot of talk lately about how to scare of potential intruders with false security signs.
Whether its “Beware of the Dog” or “CCTV in operation” there’s been some discussion about how effective these signs can really be in real life. Now the question lies in whether you should fake a home security system or install more secure equipment. Let’s take a look at the pros and cons of fake home security signage and explore additional ways to secure your property.
The most obvious benefit of using yard signs and window decals instead of a security system is that it’s much cheaper. Purchasing yard signs and stickers with home security logos will only set you back much, and many of the most popular security brands’ logos can be purchased online. Or you can visit a custom metal signage company and see what they have to offer.
As a homeowner and a parent, there’s nothing more valuable than time. And investing in fake signage could save you just that. It takes minutes to put up a window sticker, or hang a metal sign from a place where everyone can see it. So you can get on with your day in a heartbeat.
Pros: It’ll probably work
It’s true, having false signs around your property might be enough to spook most intruders or those hoping to be in the right place at the right time!
Cons: Your signs might look unconvincing
It’s true that you get what you pay for, so if you’re going to go down this home security route then it’s worth investing in some professional looking signs. Remember, if your sign looks unconvincing or boasts a false security company name, it takes only a few clicks for a savvy thief to establish whether or not your company is real.
Cons: Nothing will happen if there is an intruder
If you have a home security system, it will alert you and the monitoring centre of the breach. Without it, the burglar will call your bluff pretty quickly and make off with your belongings.
Alternative security ideas
Faking a home security system is as barebones as you can get—and as risky. Luckily, there are some middle-of-the-road options as far as security and cost go and full-out home security systems that can help keep you safe.
Installing a security system: Sometimes its just best to bite the bullet and really invest in your property and the safety of your family.
Get a dog: Dogs are the original security system – not to mention the fact that they’re a fantastic addition to any loving home and good for your health too!
Motion detector lights: Nothing will make that intruder run faster than being lit up whilst lurking on your property. This doesn’t require a full-fledged home security system and motion sensing lights can be purchased for a pretty cheap sum.
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