As homeowners, we all want to have our own, undisturbed place in the world. But to make sure we keep our homes safe, it’s essential to go the extra step to make it more secure.
While many people think that a simple security system will do the job, this isn’t exactly the case. Burglars are becoming more sophisticated, and they’ve known how to bypass the simple security systems we have at home a long time ago.
So, we have to step our game. From installing a smart home security system to finding a way to ensure that each possible entry point to our home is secured, and even all the way to ensure that the landscaping at your house doesn’t provide accidental hiding spot.
But enough rambling, let’s get straight to the point with the first item on the list.
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Make sure all the doors on your home are secure
Can you believe that almost 40% of all burglars just go through the front door?!
It’s incredible how many people don’t bother to lock their front or back door properly. No wonder burglaries happen so often!
To put it simply, a secure door has functioning locks and a sturdy frame that doesn’t budge at the slightest force applied to it. Also, don’t forget to test if you can reach the inside of the door and unlock it through the mail slot.
Keep in mind that if you’ve lost the keys to your home near your neighbourhood, or just moved into a new property, it’s always best to change the locks. If you’re looking forward to investing in your home’s security, install smart locks—that way, only you and the people that you authorize will be able to unlock the door.
Add lights to your property that are motion-activated
Time and time again, it has shown that properties with motion-activated lights tend to be avoided by burglars. And there’s a pretty good reason for that – lights attract attention.
Installing lights that would illuminate your property is a sure way to deter anyone who’s lurking around your property during the later hours.
There are many systems on the market available for you to purchase. We recommend you go with the more expensive ones, as they are more durable and you might even increase the value of your property that way.
Your garage may look secure, but you should always install the appropriate security systems there too
When you look at your garage door, it appears as a pretty sturdy and reliable door that burglars won’t be able to lift and just walk inside your house.
Our top tips to keep your garage secure is to install garage door locks that allow the door to be opened with a code. Yes, you may have to get out of your car every time you go in and out, but its ultimate goal is to protect your belongings.
Make sure to keep your interior and exterior doors locked. If a burglar makes it inside your garage, you don’t want them to enter your house. Finally, install blinds on any garage windows (if you have any) to keep your possessions out of sight.
Have you thought of protecting your wifi?
If you have plenty of smart security in your home, it’s vital that make sure all your wireless internet connections in your home are password protected.
The way these systems work is they’re synchronized, and they stay communicating with each other via a wifi connection. So, if you don’t have your wireless internet secured with a password, it’s highly likely a skilled burglar can enter your home by exploiting your smart locks.
Invest in landscaping that doesn’t allow for hiding spaces.
Finally, you wouldn’t want someone to lurk around your house without you understanding it. The truth is, most of the time, your front and back yards are allowing for hiding spots without you even realizing it.
Schedule a meeting with a professional landscaper and discuss how you can style the greenery on your property in a way that doesn’t create potential hiding spots at your house.