If you’d love to take a few extra preventive measures to ensure that your home is protected and that you feel as safe as possible in your own home, continuing reading to discover a few helpful home security tips!
How to protect your home and feel safe:
1. Consider installing security cameras outside your home
In order to be able to track what’s going on around your property, it’s well worth installing a few inexpensive security cameras outside your home.
If you’re tempted, one of the best places to place a security camera on your property is at the front entrance to your home. That way, if you hear someone knocking on your door, you’ll be able to check your security camera feed via a smartphone app, to see if you recognize the person knocking on your door.
As if there is a mysterious individual knocking on your door, who isn’t a courier, a neighbor or a friend or family member, you may want to choose to ignore them.
2. Place motion-activated lights outside your home
Carefully placed, motion-activated lights are great deterrents to would-be thieves who may try to scope out your property, to try and gain access to your home. As, if a bright light turns on and catches individuals lurking on your property they’ll most likely leave your property straight away so that their presence isn’t detected either by a member of your household or one of your neighbors.
Motion-activated lights will also help give you peace of mind as if you hear a noise that is a little out of the ordinary, you’ll be able to investigate straight away. As your “intruder” may just end up being one of your neighbor’s cats.
3. Replace the locks on your doors and windows
Another way to feel safer in your own home is to get the locks on your windows and doors replaced, with more secure locks. Which will make it a lot tougher for individuals to try to gain access to your home.
If you’ve recently moved into a new property, that was previously owned or occupied by another individual or family it’s also a great idea to get the locks on your home’s front and back doors changed so that the past residents won’t be able to use an old key to get into your home. You may want consider looking into nearby locksmiths who can also help you out with further home security options.
4. Consider adopting a dog
While you shouldn’t adopt a dog, purely for security benefits, if you have room in your heart and your home for a new addition to your household, you may want to consider adopting a new dog. As dogs make great security guards and the mere presence of a dog of any size, is likely to deter would-be criminals from trying to access your property.
Alternatively, if you’re not interested in adopting a puppy or dog, you may want to consider placing beware of dog style signs on your fence.
5. Make sure to keep your garage locked
If you can access your home from your garage, it’s important to keep your garage locked at all times. As you’d be amazed at the number of criminals who simply waltz into people’s homes by waking straight through open garages into a family’s hallway.
Hopefully using the five home security tips listed above will help you feel safer in your home and will protect your home from potential threats!
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