No matter how safe your home is, it might not leave you feeling as safe as it should. A lot of people don’t necessarily trust the measures they’ve taken to keep their home secure, but you could if you put everything to the test and tightened up the security. Your home is the place you should feel the safest, and you can achieve that if you put some extra work into it. No more being afraid or on edge for random creaks at night or noises that happen outside. You can feel safe knowing it’s just the wind, and that your security will kick in if there’s a real problem.
Lock up spare keys
Your house keys. They’re small, and they’re easy to forget if you have a lot on your mind. You’re not getting back into your home without a key, which is why it’s important to have something to fall back on if you need it. Having a spare key can be a risk if you haven’t got somewhere safe to keep it, and you can’t just keep it hidden near your front door. You should consider investing in a lockbox for your spare key, somewhere you can access it when you need it, and others can’t gain access to.
Having a spare key that’s easy for someone else to get their hands on is a huge threat to residential security and something you should avoid at all costs.
Motion sensor lights
If you have a large garden and an area that’s not protected by your alarm, you should consider investing in motion sensor lights. Many people install these in their homes to detect anyone who gets close to their home while they’re asleep. Having these will deter anyone from trying to approach your home at times when they’re not welcome, and you can feel safe knowing that no one is going to try – and you’ll know if they do.
Leave lights on while you’re away
If you’re going away on vacation, it’s important that you don’t make it obvious to passersby that there’s no one home. You can avoid appearing like you’re away by leaving lights on, or having neighbors check in and make sure that there’s at least some activity in your home. Leave the TV on, and have some movement going on in your home while there’s no one there. You could also consider notifying your mailman that you’re not going to be there to collect mail and prevent them from leaving your mail out in the open.
Have alarms checked
If you’ve got alarms installed in your home, you should be able to feel safe knowing that they’re going to trigger if someone tries to gain access. However, if you haven’t ever had to use them, it could leave you doubting that they actually work and will help you when the time comes. You can help this by having them tested routinely just to make sure. As long as you can deactivate it, it doesn’t hurt to try to set it off. If you know what it takes to set it off, then you can feel more comfortable while it’s there.