How To Protect Your Property From Being Vandalised
Our homes are one of the most precious things we have and any damage to it not only has financial consequences but also exerts emotional strain on us. In fact, any act of vandalism can significantly decrease the value of our property and may have a long-lasting impact on its overall health. While no property is entirely immune to wilful destruction or a highly motivated act of vandalism, you can reduce the risk by putting in place some precautionary measures.
MakaanIQ lists some measures that will help you protect your property from being vandalised:
Proper lighting is possibly a vandal’s biggest deterrent. Your home must be well lit, as it would discourage vandals, who mostly like to operate in the dark.
Properties that don’t have a proper visible surveillance system are highly exposed to acts of vandalism. A video surveillance system can be an effective solution against vandalism. Even if cameras do not prevent a crime, they can provide resourceful information which can help the police in their investigation, if need be.
A busy look
Vandals generally do not hit properties that are occupied and have people moving about. This is why it is a good idea to make the home appear to be occupied by leaving the lights on inside and outside or by covering the windows by drapes and sheets, when you are leaving for office or other such purposes.
Vandals tend to look for easy targets. Keep all doors, windows and gates locked to prevent intruders from entering the property. Also, use unbreakable glasses in windows and doors to prevent easy break-in.