When was the last time that you checked on your home’s security features? It may be time to assess and update your home to add an extra layer of protection. While the average homeowner may not have access to The White House’s levels of security, there are many actions that you can take to help protect your property, your assets, and the people you love inside. With the right planning and tools, securing your home is easy. Unlock the secrets and check out these 6 home security tips!
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6 Home Security Tips:
Call In The Pros
Installing a professional-grade home security system is one of the best ways to make sure your home, everyone in it, and your possessions are safely tucked away and looked after when you’re not around to monitor the fort 24/7. With many professional systems, you’ll be able to set the security system when you’re away to alert both yourself and local authorities if any unwelcome visitors try to sneak inside. Placing a sign indicating the name of your professional security system works wonders for deterring potential burglars.
Shed Some Light
It’s difficult to hide in the shadows if there aren’t any. Installing bright porchway and entryway lights can help you maintain visibility throughout the night. For added security, consider using motion detector lights that will illuminate the area at the first sign of a disturbance. Lighting can also help add safety within the home while you’re away. By using timers and remote access to your lights, you can make it appear as if you and your family are in for the night even if you’re on a vacation.
Check your locks on all windows and doors to make sure they are securely closed. If they jiggle or aren’t fitting as they used to, it may be time for an upgrade. There are many options from your standard bolt and key to internet-connected smart locks that allow access via, fingerprint, pin codes, or your phone. No matter what solution you select, remember to close and lock all windows and doors anytime you leave your home unattended.
Improve Your Lookout
Being able to identify friends vs. strangers can help eliminate ambiguity when you hear a knock on the door. Upgrading your front door in favor of one with a peephole or decorative one-way glass can give you the upper hand by allowing you a look at your visitor. From there, you can decide whether to wait out the stranger or greet your friend.
Those large trees and shrubs may be beautiful, but they can also limit your visibility and provide places where intruders can hide. Make sure that you have a clear line of sight from any of your windows and doors. This may involve rearranging your garden in favor of plants that are easier to see through and around. If you have a tree in your yard’s space, schedule trimmings periodically to make sure that branches are kept away from windows and other access points of the home to prevent anyone from climbing inside.
Keep The Cameras Rolling
While you may not always be able to keep your eyes on your home, a camera can help add peace of mind and add a boost to your home’s security features. Camera options are quite extensive and they can range in price to fit your budget and need. Video doorbells are especially popular for their ease, accessibility, and ability to deter or catch porch pirates. For camera solutions other than your front door, wireless cameras provide an unobtrusive solution that can connect directly to your home’s wi-fi network. With so much flexibility in the security camera market, feel free to shop around and explore what each system has to offer.
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