No one should have to worry about their home being safe and secure when they go to bed. And these days it’s much easier than you think to add protection to your property to make your family feel secure. Home security systems have come a long way in recent years and are now much more affordable and easy to install.
Change the locks
If you’ve recently bought a home or flat, you should change the locks. This may sound a little dramatic, but think about it. Anyone could have a key or passcode – and that includes neighbours that you don’t know. It’s always best to start afresh when it comes to security, it really is worth spending the money to ensure you and your family are secure.
Stop hiding keys!
Are you one of those people who leave a spare key outside your house under the plant pot? If you are, STOP IT NOW! Numerous burglaries take place because the intruder has searched for a hidden key and found it. There’s no better way to make a burglar’s life easier. Remember, it will be cheaper to call a locksmith that it will be to replace your stolen valuables.
When you’re looking for a home security company, ask your friends, check online and read reviews. These will help you make the right choice.
If you have ever been the victim of a burglary, you are much more likely to see the value of a good home security system. Peace of mind is worth more than the financial cost of installing the system.
Do you have a sliding patio door in your home? If you do, you need to ensure that these are more secure, as these are often targeted by intruders. One way to do this is to buy a closet rod and cut it to fit tightly into the track behind the door which slides open and shut.
If you go away often, you might want to consider installing surveillance cameras around your property. CCTV systems these days are great value and the software allows you to view what is going on remotely.
Get the right lock
Your exterior doors need to be extra secure. A deadlock is the best way to do this. A dead bolt, deadbolt or dead lock is a locking mechanism distinct from a spring bolt lock because a deadbolt cannot be moved to the open position except by rotating the key. The more common spring bolt lock uses a spring to hold the bolt in place, allowing retraction by applying force to the bolt itself. A deadbolt can therefore make a door more resistant to entry without the correct key.
Answering the door
How often does this happen? You have your door locked for security… then someone knocks on your door, and you just open it without even checking who’s there? This really does defeat the object of locking your door in the first place. Always look first, whether it is through a peephole or a window. If you don’t know the person at the door, and you feel uncomfortable, just don’t answer it. If it is important, they can always come back or call you on the phone.
A home security system can significantly reduce the chances that criminals will target your house. Burglars will always go for the easy option and target houses or buildings without security systems. Make sure they don’t target yours.
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