Home Security Tips
When moving into a new home, it can be a little unnerving no matter how thoroughly you have checked out the neighborhood. There are a number of different things that you can do to help keep you and your family safe in your new home. So, take a look at some of these home security tips to help protect your family.
The first thing that you should do to protect your new home is the possibility of a break-in. This is not for when you are home, but while you are away from home tol. Because, it is not a pleasant feeling to come home, and realize that you are not alone in the house, and you know it is not your family.
The first thing to do to protect your home is not make it look easy to get into your home. So, first take a tour around your home and look at all the ground level windows. It should be difficult to get to the windows if it is too easy plant the shrubby or thorny bushes in the path of the windows. This not only makes ample curb appeal but also deters breaking into those windows.
If, you have curtains on your windows, makes sure that you close the drapes when you are not in those rooms. I’m not talking about the skinning white one many just close, but the entire drape. The less the potential intruder can see in, the less enticing your home is to break in.
If, you have a fence around your yard and it has a gated lock make sure you install a lock that can actually be locked. Lock the fence securely if you have animals or have wanted animals then get a dog, a dog is a excellent theft deterrent inside a fenced yard. The barking of a dog has been known to make intruders turn another direction due to noise and alertness of the neighbors. Another place that many people forget is the inside garage door to the home. The door to the garage should always be locked in case you forget to close the garage one day.
If, financially viable, I would recommend a home security system be installed. Having one just to protect the doors and windows into your home can be a significant deterrent for a home invader. On top of that it is an excellent way to protect your family in the case of a fire or medical emergency. Along with a home security system in place, you can also install motion sensitive lights around your home. These always deter crime since intruders usually do not want to be seen. Above all, use common sense when you enter and exit your home. Always be aware of your surroundings and manage it on a case by case basis. This will keep you and your family safe in your new home.
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