Do not let yourself worry about your home security when peace of mind is so easily had.
Let me ask you a question; while you are away do you worry about your homes security? Do you find yourself worrying about the safety of your home and family while you are asleep at night? If you answered yes to either of these questions then you need to consider improving your homes security.
In this brief article we discuss several things that you can do to make yourself feel more secure, and to ultimately make your home more secure. Read on…
1. Post Warning Signs.
Post warning signs such as “Beware of Dog” – even if you don’t have one – at the front of the house or on the backyard gate. Post security company signs or stickers at all entryways, even if you don’t really have such a security system. You can get these stickers from someone you know at a security firm or from a friend.
2. Don’t Keep a Ladder Outside.
It’s a bad idea to keep a ladder outside. Any burglar can use it to gain entry into the house, pretending to be a contractor or handyman.
3. Ensure that the Outdoors are Brightly Lit.
Install very bright outdoor lighting that come with infrared motion sensors. Install them at every entry point.
4. Install Timers, Fake TVs etc.
Use gadgets such as Fake TV that simulate the lights of a real TV as seen from the outside. Use timers on the lights so that it appears to someone outside that there are people in the house – even when there aren’t any.
5. Secure the Air Conditioning.
The air conditioner can provide a simple entry point to burglars if left unsecured. Secure it tightly using an air conditioner bracket, corner braces and a sliding window lock.
6. Secure the Windows.
Install secure window locks. If the ones you have aren’t secure enough, get them replaced at the earliest. Use window-break alarms for added security.
7. Hire a residential locksmith to evaluate your property.
Why not hire a residential locksmith to come and evaluate your home? A residential locksmith is a trained expert at home security. They will be able to tell you what level of quality locks are installed on your home and where your homes vulnerabilities lay. Even better yet is that many residential locksmiths offer free security audit services at absolutely no cost to you. – So why not?
So there you have it, your peace of mind will be had by performing a few simple tricks to improve your homes security. Follow these tips and feel safe and secure.