When it comes to securing your home to prevent a break-in, there are three areas that you should focus on. You want your belongings to remain private, you want your house to be hard to get into and you want to know that you will be alerted to a problem. This guide will help you to achieve all three of these things by giving you tips you can follow –
Keeping your belongings private
You don't want anyone going past your house to be able to take an inventory of some of the more expensive or sought after items that you own. This is why it's a good idea to keep your garage closed when possible, put up a garage screen that can't easily be seen through, tint your windows so the interior of your home can't be seen when you have the blinds open and try to keep expensive yard equipment and toys out of sight in the backyard or garage instead of in the front yard.
Making your home harder to get into
There are a lot of things that can be done to make your home harder for someone to get into. The first thing you want to do is make sure you don't leave a spare key in the classic hiding spots. You should also verify with a locksmith that your door and window locks are quality locks that are hard to get past. Have a screen door with a deadbolt installed on the front door and make sure all your doors that lead to the outside are solid and have their own deadbolts. Consider putting up a fence and keep the gate to that fence locked when not in use.
Increase your chances of being alerted to a break-in
Whether you are home or away, you want to know that you will be alerted to an intruder right away. Give trusted neighbors your phone number and take theirs, so you can watch out for each other's homes from an outside prospective. Have a security system put n with remote access that is connected to your cell phone. You can keep tabs on the house no matter where you are and you can also receive alerts if there is something happening that warrants your attention. Make sure the alarm siren for your system is installed in a location that allows it to be heard clearly throughout the house, as well as from outside, so the neighbors will also know there is a problem.
Go with a home automation system
Having your home set up with a home automation system that controls many systems in your home, including a security system, can help you to do all three of the things suggested above. The system can close the blinds for you and turn off certain lights. It can also lock doors for you at specific times and it will control the security system for you.
About a year ago, I started thinking about different ways to improve the security of my home and business. I realized that there were several severe vulnerabilities, so I started going through and tackling them one by one. It was an interesting challenge, but one by one, we were able to sort out different elements that were putting us at risk. Within a few short months, we were able to organize things a little better to protect my family, and it made a big difference. This blog is all about understanding security risks and keeping your family safe and sound.