Burglary protection - what can be done mechanically?

If you want to secure your house, you have the choice between mechanical and electronic burglary protection. Which measures there are with the mechanical burglary protection, and what you always have to think about, you will learn in detail in this post.

Difference between mechanical and electronic burglary protection

A mechanical burglary protection ensures that the burglar is stopped by certain barriers to enter the house. All possible accesses are mechanically secured so that penetration is difficult or even impossible.

In the case of electronic burglary protection, an alarm system and various monitoring devices provide the necessary deterrent.

In principle, the mechanical protection against burglary is the indispensable basic element, if you want to protect against burglaries. Electronic methods are also useful and helpful, but not mandatory.

Possibilities of mechanical protection

It's not about preventing a culprit from ever entering. This is also difficult to achieve in practice. It's just about stopping him so long that he gives up his plan. In practice - according to police statistics - around 5 minutes. These barriers do not have to be insurmountable - difficult to handle. Important is:

  • protecting the windows on all floors
  • securing the front door
  • securing all side doors
  • securing the basement windows and light wells
  • the attachment of window grilles or burglar-proof shutters
  • a protection of the garage
  • appropriate protection of the fence and garden gate

In addition, there are all other measures that make sense on each object, and can represent a barrier for burglars. For example, you can prevent a burglar from using the garage roof as a climbing aid for the upper floors.

Planning the measures

First, the entire object and the garden should be thoroughly inspected. All possible accesses should be listed accordingly. In order to determine which protection is required, doors and windows also serve the so-called resistance classes.

It is recommended by the security authorities on the ground floor and in all easily accessible windows and doors on the upper floor, where there is a floor space, at least resistance class RC 2 or higher.

Tips & Tricks

Always pay attention to so-called "risk-aware behavior". More about this can be found in our tips. This includes, for example, the targeted use of light

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