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Is Your Home As Safe As You Think?

Is Your Home As Safe As You Think?

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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.


Keep Your Home Safe And Guarded With These Helpful Tips

Keep Your Home Safe And Guarded With These Helpful Tips

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In this day and age, you just don’t know what might happen to your home. This has always been the case, but people are coming up with new ways to take advantage of others year on year. It’s difficult to ensure that you can give your home full protection, but you can give it every single advantage and lower the chances of ever putting yourself in a precarious position. The perfect home doesn’t exist, but if it did, it would be one that has wall-to-wall security watching over pretty much every aspect. 

Not everyone is a specialist when it comes to home improvement and laying down protective equipment, so don’t worry if you’re not sure about what to do. The good thing is that it’s a pretty simple set of tasks – you don’t have to become an overnight expert if you don’t want to. Here are a few tips:

Install Cameras In The Front And Back  

Most homes will be built with security equipment, but you can never be too careful. If you live in an older home with literally no help, then you absolutely should be doing what you can to protect your home. Install cameras so that you can track all kinds of different movements and see who is causing problems for you. 

Light The Place Up As Much As You Can

While it might be difficult to keep everything illuminated when you live in suburbia, it’s wise to do so anyway. If you have permission from neighbors, then there’s no reason not to. Obviously, the lights during nighttime might be frustrating to some, so make sure they’re okay with everything. If you have some of the best solar flood lights around, however, you’ll likely stay away from trouble as criminals prefer to operate in pitch black.

Ensure An Alarm Is Installed

If anyone decides to try and break on – or tries to damage your home – then an alarm system will set off and you’ll be alerted directly to the issue. If you’re out, then your neighbors will help you out and catch the culprit(s).

Keep Fences And Gates Strong And Sturdy 

If you have solid gates and fences, then people won’t get anywhere near you. If your current gates (if you have some) are a little shaky, then they’ll be seen as a weakness and will be exploited. Do what you can to improve on that situation and make sure people are beaten before they even start. 

Input An Extra Door If You Must 

If you have an extra door, then that’s going to be another obstacle for them to get through before they reach inside your valuable home. Even building a porch area would make sense as you’d get an extra layer of security and a lot more convenience on your side! Extra locks are also recommended when it comes to securing the doors to your home. Even an extra padlock would make sense – it’s difficult to break through that kind of thing without extra skill.