If you want to make sure that your family is safe, you need to increase your home's security. Here are four easy ways you can increase the security of your home.
#1 Don't Leave Out A Spare Key
One of the easiest ways to decrease your family's security is by leaving a spare key hidden under a rock, pot or object by one of your doorways. Even leaving a key in your mailbox is not that great of an idea. Most potential thieves know that many individuals hide extra keys near their entryways, and they know all the places to look.
If you want to keep a spare key, the safest option is to leave one with a friend or relative.
#2 Make Sure Your Locks Are Secure
Next, make sure that all your locks are secure. If anyone else lived in your home before your family did you should have had all the locks changed; if you didn't do this when you moved into your home, it's not too late. If you have ever permanently lost the keys to your home, you should also have all the locks replaced in order to make sure that your house is as secure as possible.
#3 Install An Alarm System
In order to really increase the security of your home, you need to install an alarm system. An alarm system is the best way to be alerted of an intruder in your home, and it is a great deterrent to potential thieves. Many thieves will not even try to break into your home if you have a sticker or sign up on your property that indicated that your home is under the protection of an alarm company. Additionally, if the thieves can see into your home and see the alarm, that may deter them as well.
If you have an alarm system installed, make sure that it is comprehensive. Have sensors installed on all of your windows and doors. Have security cameras installed that cover all entry points into your home. Finally, pay to have a security company monitor your alarm and call for emergency assistance if your alarm goes off.
#4 Cover Up Your Wires
Finally, make sure that all the wires going into your home are covered up and hidden away. When there are wires that are easily accessible on the outside of your home, you increase the chance that a potential intruder could snip the wires and disable your alarm system. By keeping them hidden, you make it harder for a potential intruder to circumvent your security system.
Increase the security of your home by implementing one step at a time from above over the course of the next month. Once all of these steps are implemented, the security of your home and family will be increased. Talk to Security By Private Eyes or your local security company for more ways to keep your home secure.