Setting up home security may not be the most exciting thing to do. However, it is essential. Burglars strike every 26.5 seconds, and this means that home security is a top priority for any homeowner.
Let’s have a look at some of the ways you add home security to your home:
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Secure Your Doors
Did you know that 34% of burglars actually walk right through your door? You should make sure that all of your door frames are strong, the hinges are protected, and if you have a mail slot, it’s not within reach of your lock. If you’re moving into a new home, you should also think about having the locks changed. Sliding doors are a top favorite with intruders, so make sure you take extra care with these.
Your windows and doors are the most likely entry points for a burglar. And, unfortunately, the latches on your windows aren’t always as effective as you would like. Sometimes they are just flimsy. If you don’t like the way your window latches look, you might want to think about beefing up your home security with key-operated levers or locks.
Home Security: Light It Up
Unsurprisingly burglars and vandals don’t like to be in the spotlight. A really easy way to keep the unwelcome people at bay is to light up the outside of your home with ample amounts of lighting. Strategically place lighting around the front and back of your home, near outside structures and garages. Not only does it work to make intruders a little bit skittish, but it also helps with your visibility when walking in the dark.
Protect Your Garage
Your garage is a weak spot, and it is somewhere that often targeted by criminals looking for the perfect opportunity. Even if you have protected your house, chances are you probably have plenty of decent and also valuable stuff in your garage too. This means it’s essential to make you are putting steps into place to up the security measures that you have in place. Try to install a stable and secure door. If it’s automated, keep the opener in the house and make it a habit to lock the interior and exterior doors.
When thinking about home security, you always think about people literally stealing or vandalizing your physical property; however, it is also vital to protect your digital data too. Your Wi-Fi network is a doorway to your financial and personal information, and if you use an automated security system, it could also open it to that. Without protecting your Wi-Fi network, you could unknowingly be opening your home to threats.
These are just five of the ways you can add home security to your house. Remember it’s all about protecting you, your family and your home. There are other ways you can protect your home, do you have any great security tips that you could share with us in the comments below?