Although motion sensor lights might prevent some burglaries, they can also end up helping the burglar.
Felson says that motion sensor lights are only valuable when people are around to see or the offender has reason to believe he will be seen.
Do security lights deter burglars?
Do Lights Deter Burglars? Authorities have often suggested leaving lights on to help keep your home safe. The study suggests that security lights help deter break-ins because many intruders feel they would be more likely to be recognized and caught if security lighting were in use.
Do indoor lights deter burglars?
Felson says indoor lights can deter burglars from breaking in, but they often break in anyway after knocking on the door to see if anyone answers. Outdoor security lighting is effective if there are people — neighbors, pedestrians or police — to actually see suspicious activity.
Does having a dog deter burglars?
Former burglars say barking dogs and CCTV are best deterrent. Burglars are most likely to be put off breaking into homes by CCTV cameras and barking dogs, according to a panel of former criminals. However, burglar alarms were only No 13 on their list of deterrents.
How do you keep burglars away?
Part 2 Deterring Burglars with Physical Measures
- Get a dog.
- Hide valuables from sight.
- Plant thorny bushes and shrubs strategically.
- Purchase and make use of lighting timers.
- Put in a real or imitation security system.
- Add security bars outside your windows.
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