Decorating your new home is definitely more fun than setting up security measures. But burglars strike every 25.7 seconds, so home security should be a top priority. Home invasions and burglaries, as well as equipment and car theft, are very common, so you should definitely learn more about the ways you can secure your property, as well as your belongings. ( check out these carefree holiday tips)
To help you get back to the fun stuff, here are 9 simple things you should do right away to secure your home.
While you might not find the idea of enclosing your yard too appealing, you need to realize that a sturdy fence is your first shield against theft. Home invaders are usually easily discouraged by obstacles, so the more obstacles you have, the lesser the chances of a home invasion.
Even though this may sound a bit paranoid, you need to make sure that your windows are secure, and doors locked at all times. Burglaries usually last under 10 minutes, as perps most commonly grab the first thing they can find, instead of casually browsing your home for the best possible find. What this means is that a burglar can enter your home and steal some of your belongings while you are, for example, upstairs taking a shower.
Instead of keeping a spare key under your doormat in case you lose your own, you should invest in a smart lock that can be controlled via your phone. And yes, while there is still a chance of you losing your phone, it’s much slimmer than a chance of you losing your keys.
Besides, if you have any sort of smart defense system on your phone – face recognition, fingerprint recognition or a pin-required password protection – chances are that even if someone happens to find it, they won’t be able to do much with it.
While some may argue that using a dog as a home security system – so to say – is cruel or inhumane, do know that according to former burglars, they are one of the best deterrents out there. Besides, you don’t have to keep the dog outside. Keep it indoors, but make sure it has a mighty bark – it doesn’t even have to be particularly big either.
Vandals, burglars, and other criminals don’t like to be in the spotlight. Keep bad folks at bay with ample outdoor lighting. Place lights around your front and back yards, along pathways, and near the garage and other outdoor structures. Not only will you make intruders skittish, you’ll also cut down your risk of a stumble on your way up the front steps.
Next, if you have a garage, keep your car inside whenever you’re not using it. Also, make sure that the garage door is sturdy and reliable. However, if you don’t have a garage – and even if you do – find a suitable car insurance policy to make sure that, even if something happens to go wrong, you will be compensated for the damage.
You’ve probably seen headlines about burglars being foiled by security camera footage. This is one home security solution that works as both a deterrent and a means to get justice. You can get security cameras that are part of a complete home security system, or you can use cameras that work on their own. Whichever way you go, we recommend using a security camera with a mobile app, so you can see footage in real time and store it if you ever need to go to the police.
While you can’t exactly prevent someone to enter your home, you can at least make their job more difficult. As already mentioned, burglars try to avoid wasting time as much as possible, because the longer they spend inside the house they’ve broken into, the greater the chances of someone noticing them and calling the police. Therefore, make sure that all of your valuable belongings – such as jewelry, cash and other similar belongings – are stashed away somewhere safe and not lying in plain sight.
Vacations and holiday trips are the time when the majority of home invasions happen. The reason behind this is the fact that that’s the time when the majority of homes are left completely unsupervised for a few days, or even weeks. So, in order not to make your home an easy target during this time, ask your neighbors to visit and collect the mail every other day, and even implement a smart lighting system you can control via your phone to make your home look occupied.
As you can see, if you take the necessary safety steps and do everything in your power to reduce the chances of your house being broken into, odds are that it will never happen.
Additionally, insure your property and your home and don’t ever feel sorry for the money invested, as having an insurance in case something happens to go wrong means more than you can imagine, so just check out there simple ways to secure your property and home.
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