Keeping your family and loved ones safe should start right at home. However, making sure that your home security is in good shape sounds like a pretty challenging task. Luckily, there are several small ways to easily bolster your home’s safety without hurting your pocket.

These ten useful tips will surely help your family to get the most out of your home’s security.

 

  1. Skilled burglars have learned to check the garbage of potential targets to learn when the home owners may not be home. Invest in a paper shredder and destroy any important paperwork that may hold information about your comings and goings.
  2. If you enjoy spending time in your backyard doing gardening or making DIY projects, make sure to put all of your ladders and tools away when you are finished with your work. Potential burglars can climb ladders to get onto top floors and use heavy hammers or shovels to break windows.
  3. Once you install your camera surveillance system, confirm that all of the wires have been properly kept away. Thieves who have access to visible wires can bypass alarm systems by cutting them. Make sure that your wires are hidden both inside and outside of your home.
  4. Make sure that your alarm system is working properly at all times. If your device is faulty or goes off frequently for no reason, your neighbors may become used to hearing it activate and neglect to call the authorities. Having a system that works effectively is the best way to keep your family safe.
  5. Keep your tools and garage equipment out of the hands of robbers by painting the handles with a recognizable color. An unusual color, such as purple, baby blue, or pink is easy to describe and can quickly be traced back to the homeowner.
  6. Make a habit of locking your doors and windows before leaving your home or going to sleep. While you may live in a safe neighborhood, it does not prevent potential criminals from coming inside.
  7. When moving into a new home, make sure to immediately change all the locks and alarm passcodes. While the family you purchased your house from might seem trustworthy, it is impossible to know who else they may have given the key to. Keep safety first and quickly personalize your security in order to keep unwanted and potentially dangerous guests out of your residence.
  8. While you may trust your family and friends on social media, it is a wise idea not to mention that you are going out of town online. A distant acquaintance may overhear them speaking about your ongoing trip and choose to raid it before you get home, leaving you with quite the surprise upon your return.
  9. If you recently installed a new window lock, melt solder on top of the screw heads. Individuals looking to break in can effortlessly unscrew screws that are exposed, and filling in the holes will keep your locks from being detached.
  10. Add cellular monitoring to your security system. While a trespasser can quickly cut exposed phone wires, cellular monitoring is far more difficult to disengage.


This entry was posted by Staff Writer on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 6:12:47 AM and is filed under Mixellaneous.

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