Tips on feeling safe when you are at home? Safe? Secure? We all want to feel this way in our own homes and the thought of an intruder in your home is likely to make your blood run cold.
Making sure you are security conscious in all areas of your day-to-day life will help you to make sure your home and all your personal belongings are safe from would-be burglars and intruders whether or not you are home or away.
Keep on Top of Repairs
If you have noticeable damage to external windows or doors, then this can prove appealing to those who make a living from stealing other people’s possessions. The easier you make it for others to gain entry to your home, the higher the risk of falling foul of those who wish to cause you harm.
Make sure to keep on top of damaged windows or window frames to eliminate unwanted invitations. Make sure you check all doors and windows fittings and locks to ensure they are doing what they are supposed to be doing and helping to keep your home as secure as possible.
Fit Security Systems
From alarms on doors and windows to full smart home refits, there are many options these days when it comes to upping your at-home security to protect everything you have in the four walls of your home. Incorporate biometrics by utilizing fingerprint door locking systems and video doorbells so you can see who is knocking at our door and on your premises. Install alarm systems that are less intrusive and have noise alerts for movement and noise when you are away from home as well as a temperature monitor.
Light It Up
Burglars love the darkness. It makes sense that a lot of home intruders pounce under the cover of night. So, light up your outside space with sensor lights that detect movement and come on automatically. Solar lights that charge by sunlight and be left on during the night in gardens or on patios and fences. Aim the light at the more hidden areas of your home such as garages, and side paths as well as lighting up areas closer to the house itself to deter anyone trying to sneak in.
Check Your Habits
Be aware of your surroundings when going about your day-to-day life. Take notice of others around you when you leave home or come back. Try not to leave keys in doors whilst you nip in and out again with shopping. Or indeed keys in cars or even engines running to warm the car up or if you have to get back out if you forget something as you leave home. Opportunist thieves thrive off this kind of chance and won’t hesitate to make you regret that split-second decision.
Making yourself aware of what you do and how you do it to help you become more security conscious and change your habits to better protect yourself and your home.