Home security is a growing concern for many homeowners. With so many ways to enter and exit a home, it’s no wonder that we worry about the safety of our families and possessions. This blog post will offer six tips to help you protect your home from intruders – both physical and virtual.
You never know who is going to access your information – so look up if the companies you deal with have a good reputation for protecting their data.
Verify that they have a secure transmission of data and encryption of passwords, etc., and make sure you know exactly what they do with your information.
Make sure that all of your personal documents are stored securely in a fireproof safe or other locked container where only authorized people can access them. It’s also important to keep track of bank account statements and credit card bills, which could provide clues for identity theft.
A great way to boost the safety of your property is by getting a good camera system with motion sensors, especially in front and back doors. Install them near exterior windows as well. Use light timers (with low wattage bulbs) throughout the house so that it looks like someone is home even after dark.
Install a better lock on your door and windows
Another easy way to boost the security of your doors is by replacing old locks with new, high-quality deadbolt sets that can’t be picked as easily. For windows, you should also replace older hardware (like latches) and invest in window locks for ground-level windows.
One of the most common ways intruders enter homes is through the garage. Garages are often left wide open or are made easy to enter, so make sure that they’re secured at all times – especially if you have an automatic opener or use the code pad on the outside (which anyone can access). One way to do this is by installing new locks on the garage door (and don’t forget to replace your keypad codes!). Also, make sure that you have a deadbolt or other locking mechanism on all exterior doors.
The best home security always involves smart home automation. If you pay for home security service through a company like ADT or Vivint or have smart home applications from a DIY brand like Nest or Ring, you can be notified when people are at your door, when motion is sensed in certain areas of your home, or when your garage door is left open. If something is happening, you can get help right away even if you are far away because your phone will give you this information.
These types of applications can also be of help when you leave home after forgetting to lock the door or close the garage because you can use them to control these things in your house right from your phone.
In a world where crime is always a risk, taking steps to protect your home and family should be a top priority. It can feel overwhelming at first to try to understand all of these options for security – but it doesn’t have to. Now that you’ve learned six easy tips, you can start to protect your family and property with confidence.
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