Making Your Home More Secure

One of the best decisions that you could make as a homeowner is in the purchase of a high end security system. They set alarms when you need them, they arm your house and connect to the police when you need it too, and it helps to increase your home security so that you feel safer when you sleep at night. The thing is, a home security system is a good thing to have but it shouldn’t be the only thing you have. 

For example, you should ensure that you have checked your home for any issues in the entrances and exits such as broken window panes or requiring a garage door repair. You should also be ensuring that you have CCTV or lighting outside your home to catch any criminals. I hope the security system is a good thing for your house but it shouldn’t be the only thing that you rely on, which is why we’ve put together some tips to help you to ensure that you can keep your home safe.

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  • Set some rules. One of the key elements of home security is for everybody in your household to understand the rules of your house. For example, you have to ensure that everybody knows to lock the doors when they come inside, and lock the doors and windows when they leave. There should be no vulnerable entry points of your home, and if there are and even these need to be ticked off and checked ASAP. If everybody remembers how to use the alarm systems and how to use the ring camera on the door, you’re going to improve your home security quite quickly.
  • Don’t broadcast when you are not at home. It’s brilliant to go on vacation, but do you really need to plaster it all over your public social media pages? Vacations are for everybody, but nobody should be talking about them in this context of ‘I’m going to be outside of my house from this time until this time’ because what will happen is you are opening the door for people to come and rob you. It’s not advisable for everybody to know your business, and houses left empty while their inhabitants are on vacation are prime targets for break-ins and theft. Consider using automated timers for your indoor and your outdoor lighting to create an impression that somebody is always home.
  • Change your locks. If you have recently moved into your home and you are the newest homeowner, speak to a locksmith about changing all of the door and window locks across the house. The reason for this is because you don’t truly know who has a copy of the keys to your home, even if the previous homeowner handed in their copy, there could still be more. Changing all the locks on outward facing doors whenever you move into a new house may feel like overkill, but truly it’s one of the easiest ways to ensure that your home is safe and you will be better off for it.

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