4 Ways to Make Your Home More Secure
Nothing matters as much as feeling like you are safe in your own home. Unfortunately, based on a 2012 statistic, burglaries happen every 15 seconds in the United States. So this means you should take steps to make sure that your home is secure all year long.
1) Get household members on the same page.
One important way of making sure that your home is safe and secure is getting everyone in your household on the same page. Keep windows and doors locked whenever you are not at home (contact a locksmith if you need more secure locks on doors or windows). Make sure they are locked before you go to bed as well. Also, make it a plan to not open the front door to people you do not know and use your house alarm as much as possible.
2) Get to know the neighbors.
The importance of knowing your neighbors is that you are more likely to be involved in what is going on around you. If there’s an increase in burglaries, your neighbors are more likely to tell you if they know you. So introduce yourself and even ask about some kind of neighborhood watch or ways neighbors are keeping each other safe.
3) Secure the inside from the outside.
One important way of reducing the odds of your home being burglarized can start on the outside. Avoid tall shrubs in front of windows and make sure you have bright exterior lights that are motion sensored. Also keep expensive items away from the front of the house and not visible through front windows. If the burglars see something they’d like to steel, that increases your odds of your home being broken into.
4) Be careful on social media.
Tis the season for holiday vacations. The best way for people to know when they can break into your home is by you announcing it online. Don’t share specific details of when you will be gone and for how long with your Facebook friends. You don’t know who is listening.
These tips simply scratch the surface but it’s an excellent starting point for keeping your home safe and secure from break-ins.