When it comes to owning a home, feeling safe and secure is one thing we strive for. No matter how safe we think we are, unfortunate events like robberies are bound to happen. There are very simple safety tips for keeping your home safe.
You should never leave notes for friends, family members, or the lawn service on your front door. This gives robbers the idea that it’s a great time to break in and ransack your home. Instead, you should send a text or call to whoever you are planning on coming to your house.
Hide your valuables in non conspicuous places. The three main places robbers are bound to look are in the master bedroom, your kitchen, and even your living room. Instead, hide your most important items in places such as your basement or attic, or, if you have a den or kids, hide them around the children’s bedrooms and your guest bedroom or den.
If you have an alarm system, never have it installed near windows. When you install your alarm system keypad near a window, robbers can easily look inside, see if it is armed or unarmed, and break the window to get in and unarm the system before escaping out any doors. It is safest to put the alarm somewhere in the living room, near a back wall, or in your kitchen.
Always keep your cars locked up. Whether you have a garage or you don’t, robbers can easily try to steal your car. Always make sure your car is locked up and the windows are rolled up, and, for extra precaution, buy a steering wheel lock so robbers can’t hotwire your car if they are able to get in to the car via broken windows.
Have a cell backup for your alarm system. If your alarm is hooked up to a phone line, it can easily be disarmed by having the phone line cut. You can have additional home security by having a cell unit installed to the alarm system, which also won’t tip off the robber.
Arm the second floor of your home. Some robbers tend to go through the second floor of a home, which also tends to have more valuables. Have an alarm system in the master bedroom of the second floor.
Always check and double check your locks after any visitors leave the house. You never know who could try to break in after visiting your home.
Keeping your home safe doesn’t have to be stressful. These seven simple tips can keep you and your family feeling safe and secure in your home easily and inexpensively. For more tips, visit HomeSecuritech.com