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Home Security Tips That Can Make You Feel Safe

Jul 10

Home Security Tips That Can Make You Feel Safe

Home security is not something that should only be worried about after something happens. Taking all of the necessary precautions ahead of time will prevent your home from becoming a target. Here are some tips that will help you keep your house safe from people that want to steal your valuables.

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Always keep your home locked tight. Most burglars do not have to try very hard to get into the homes they get into. They usually walk in through an open door or window. By making sure your home is locked, even when away for short periods, you are keeping your house safe.

 

If you happen to lose your keys change your locks right away. There is no telling where your keys are and if someone has them, they may end up paying your house an uninvited visit. Changing your locks is a much better option and can assure that your house is safe from losing your keys.

 

When you decide to purchase a home alarm system, make sure you comparison shop. Most companies have different price schemes for the the same general level of protection. Get at least 3 quotes from security system companies and compare features and services as well as monthly costs.

 

Your home may be equipped with skylights, and if so you must not neglect them in your security planning. Although a skylight can bring light into one's home and look good, it's also a common entrance way for burglars. Skylights need to be installed correctly and safely, with hardware that will keep intruders out.

 

Keep the wires of your home security system hidden. Burglars can easily cut the wires if they are visible. Don't make it easier for them, so have wires hidden in the house's walls or buried. This will make you much safer.

 

Don't throw away boxes for expensive or valuable items until the garbage collection day. These types of items are appealing to thieves, and you may as well put a sign in your yard inviting them to steal yours.

 

One of the best hiding places for valuables in the home is within the walls. A wall safe is okay, but a thief can just rip the entire safe out of the wall. Look to unused outlets to hide valuables. Crooks will almost never go from outlet to outlet looking for valuables.

 

Put down a fence in your yard to secure the area that is yours and prevent burglars from coming in. Make sure that this fence is high enough so that it is very difficult for any robbers to get over it. This will add a strong layer of protection around the perimeter of your house.

 

While it make seem like a lot was said in the above article, all of it should be thought about very carefully. Policemen and security companies are there to protect you, but you have to play a part in it is as well. You are the first step in stopping your home from becoming a target.