Dangerous people and their actions often strike us when we are least prepared. Don’t neglect the safety of your home, yourself and your family. Read the information provided here to help make your home a safer place today.
Do you allow your dog to stay in your yard while you are away? You could let your dog carry a spare key. Secure the key on the inside of the dog’s collar. If your dog doesn’t like strangers, it’s even better.
Home security plans have other features along with an alarm that goes off during a break-in. Some give offer the option to monitor all entries into the house. This is a good way to know if your small child has opened a door or closed it.
If you like to have a key hidden in case you lose yours, place it in a safe place. Placing a key above a door or under a doormat is quite obvious! Try hiding your key on a lawn statue or in a potted plant.
Request information from your local law enforcement agencies about home protection packages. They often offer home inspections, seminars and even the ability to purchase items. A quick call to the non-emergency number at the police station in your town will tell you all you need to know.
Switch your locks. Maybe you’ve had a roommate leave or a bitter ex-lover, so changing the locks can keep you safer. It’s generally cheap can can take less than a day to do.
If you live in a rural area, you may not be as concerned about home break-ins as people who live in the city. Others think that living in the country is more risky than other areas because houses are so far apart. You need to do some research on the areas where you live to get an idea of how frequent break ins are.
Do not hide your spare key under your doormat or in a nearby planter. Keeping a spare key is convenient but intruders will have access to your home if your key is too easy to find. Thieves are tricky, diabolical, and familiar with any and every hiding place. The wisest course of action is to leave a spare key with a trusted friend or a reliable neighbor.
Choose an alarm which monitors other areas outside your doors. Burglars often enter through windows as well. Make sure you have a monitored alarm on every one of them. This helps ensure your family stays safe.
Consider purchasing a wireless security system for your home. A wired system is probably less expensive, but wires are a hassle. Wireless systems are much more simple to install and upkeep, and the power inside your home will not affect them.
Make sure a surveillance system is part of your home security system. Adding video cameras on the property can be a good idea. While a visible camera is a deterrent, a burglar might try to disable the camera, but a separate hidden camera can solve this problem. As an added security bonus, most modern systems will allow you to monitor your cameras remotely (via cell phone) for round-the-clock protection.
Your pup is a great crime deterrent. These pets are usually territorial and want to protect their masters. It doesn’t need to be a huge dog either. Even tinier canines can ward off intruders with enough noise.
If you must hide your key outside, do not put it someplace obvious. The classic fake rock is too common and too easy to detect. Hiding a key under the doormat is even worse; this cliched tactic will fool no one. The best idea is just to ask a friend or neighbor to hang on to a key for you. If you cannot do that, try to be creative when it comes to hiding places.
A timer can help you regulate when you turn the lights off or on in the evening. This is quite convenient because you won’t need to turn the lights off and on, and you won’t need to worry if you go away for a spell.
There is no telling when an intruder may break into your home. Take the necessary steps to keep your home safe instead of thinking you have it made. The information you’ve just reviewed can be a vital first step in improving the security of your home.
Lapo is a smart home, technology, health, wealth, and fitness enthusiast. If he’s not on tour, you’ll find him in New York with his wife and pet parrot hanging out at the park.
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