Have you considered installing a security system for your home? Many folks buy one without really needing one. Simple things, like keeping your doors and windows locked, can make a bigger difference than the system.
If you retain a space key for when you get locked out, consider the place you hide it carefully. Common places to hide a spare key are above your door frame or underneath your doormat. Therefore, thieves are more likely to check these places out first. One good place to hide a spare key is in the collar of a dog that does not take kindly to strangers.
During the summer, remove all vegetation and dead wood from your yard. As it gets hotter, the chances of these igniting and putting your house at risk increase. Clearing your yard keeps your home, belongings and family much safer.
Your risks of being the target of home intruders really doesn’t depend on the area in which you live. Some people feel that rural residents lead riskier lives because they are far away from neighbors. You need to do some research on the areas where you live to get an idea of how frequent break ins are.
Use the spaces in your home’s walls to store valuables. You don’t have to damage the walls to do so. There’s plenty of places in a house with pre-cut areas that can be used. How about unwiring an electricity socket and using it as cover for a place to stash valuable jewelry?
While choosing your alarm system, ask about protection for windows and motion detection as well as doors. Windows are all potential entry points for burglars. Every single entry point needs to have monitoring on it. The safety of your family will be ensured.
Keep your home security system’s wires under cover. You do not want the wires exposed for easy manipulation. This makes it much easier for a thief to get inside your home. Keep the wires protected. This will add security.
Once you’ve moved to a new house, make it a priority to replace all locks. You really don’t know much about the people who sold you the home, regardless of how competent they may seem. Aside from that, other people lived in the home even before the ones from whom you purchased the home.
Home security systems could be the best choice for for home and family. You may need to begin doing some things differently in your home. Research all of your options before making a decision.