You work hard for your home, so why not protect it? Even if you live in a safe neighborhood you’re never guaranteed a safe property. This is why it’s so important to take the necessary steps to protect the house you call home. Fortunately there are many ways you can do this, with some of the top tips being listed below.
1. Regularly Check Locks on Doors and Windows
Many homeowners who experience break-ins are shocked to find that they were the result of accidentally leaving their doors or windows unlocked. This could happen to you, even if you’re sure every room in your home is secure. Do yourself a favor and double check locks once a week just to make sure another person in the house didn’t open one up without re-securing.
2. Invest in Quality Locks
Weak locks can be incredibly easy for burglars to open, some even unlocking with hair pins. Fortunately there are high quality locks you can invest in that are much more difficult (and some even impossible) to break into. While this is going to cost you money out of pocket, it’s worth it for the peace of mind and added security you’re given in return.
3. Take Advantage of Alarm Monitoring
What would happen if someone broke through a window or door in your home? Without an alarm system, they’d be able to walk freely and take anything they wanted. If instead there was an alarm system installed, then the burglar would likely be deterred by the noise that would bring attention right to them.
This type of service will give you peace of mind whether you’re putting the kids to sleep or are on a business trip across the country. As soon as the alarm is triggered, the monitoring company calls you to get things sorted out as quickly as possible.
4. Secure Belongings with a Safe
If you have belongings that are valuable or sensitive (such as a social security card or financial documents), then keep them locked in a heavy safe. Just make sure to hide this in an area that is out of view.
5. Plant Thorny Bushes Outside Windows
If possible, take time to plant bushes with thorns outside of ground floor windows. This makes it much more difficult for people to break in and for kids to sneak out. These are affordable, so it’s something you can do without spending a lot as well.
Securing Your Home
Whether you have an alarm monitoring system installed or take the time to plant bushes in strategic outdoor areas, you’ll be working towards a safer home. There more you do, the more you will protect your property.