Your home is one of your greatest assets, so it is vital that you make certain considerations in regards to home security. It is common practice for burglars and petty thieves to target upscale residential neighborhoods and communities in hopes of coming by some better loot. Even the most family-forward, child-friendly developments are not safe from petty crimes.
For this reason, home security should be a priority for all homeowners. Continue reading for some helpful tips to improve your home’s resistance to crimes like break-ins, vandalism, and petty theft.
DIY Home Protection
A homeowner should never stop improving on their home security. It is an area of home-ownership that should be re-addressed every year. There are several things a homeowner can do all on their own to improve a home’s security and maximize protection. A few changes in habit, some old tricks, and a little knowledge is all it takes to up the ante when it comes to the security of your home. For instance, do not leave a hidden key. This is one of the first places a thief will look when breaking and entering a home. More importantly, do not open doors to strangers, especially in evening or early morning hours when door-to-door salesmen are not working.
What You Can Do:
✒ Dead bolt and lock up everything, such as sheds, barns, boats, bikes, and more.
✒ Install a front door camera or video doorbell device, like Ring
✒ Purchase a safe that bolts to the floor or wall for high-priced or priceless valuables
✒ Install motion-sensor lighting outside.
✒ Install electronic doorknob pads that only work with a code
✒ Leave a radio playing in the garage on weekend nights.
✒ Place a thick board or rod in the tracks of sliding glass entry doors.
Professional Home Security Renovations
Not all home security renovations should be carried out on your own. For some areas of home security, it is necessary to hire a handyman or general contractor for accurate and professional installation and service. Here are some professional home security tips that are the best solution for adequate home protection:
✔ Install deadbolt locks on interior/exterior doors.
✔ Choose a programmable combination keypad for entry locks.
✔ Install deadbolt strike plates and door jams.
✔ Install an eye viewer (peep-hole) in front door and back doors.
✔ Add a track lock to sliding glass entry doors.
✔ Re-seal/re-caulk first floor windows.
✔ Trim tall trees near windows and second stories.
✔ Install a home alarm system.
✔ Install exterior motion sensor flood lighting.
✔ Install more exterior lighting.
✔ Install a video monitoring system.
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