Want the look, but not the price tag or upkeep of a home-security camera? Then consider investing in a decoy, which works to ward off potential buglers by creating the appearance of an extensive, high-tech system. Complete with a blinking LED light, this camera should be mounted outside.
Similarly, home security system signs can be a deterrent to burglars—the Greenwich Study of Residential Security found that homes without indication of alarms were 2.7 to 3.5 times more likely to be burglarized. But stick with a generic sign rather than one branded with a specific company. Many burglars take the time to learn the ins and outs of all the different systems, and can often come up with ways to deactivate or override them.
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