What does safety mean to you? It should mean knowing all you can about home security. It is important to ensure your valuables and loved ones are safe when in your residence. Continue reading this article for a plethora of tips and tricks to get the job done in your house.
After you buy your new house, get new locks. You don’t know how many keys have been handed out previously. Have a locksmith install a brand new lock. Also, if you ever lose your keys, do the same.
Install a peep hole so that you can see who is at your door before you open it. Criminals will knock at a door so that they can push past you when you open it. You should never open a door without knowing the person that is on the other side of it.
Purchase a safe to lock all of the extremely valuable items in your home in one place. If an intruder breaks into your home, at least these valuables will be secure. Your safe should be placed somewhere it is not readily noticeable.
Keep hedges and vegetation trimmed and away from doors and windows. Large bushes may look nice, but they provide easy cover for potential home invaders. If you can, try to keep an open area completely surrounding the perimeter of your home, and if you have vegetation, keep them well trimmed.
Before agreeing to work with a security company, check with your friends and family for recommendations. They have likely had interactions with home security providers that they can tell you about, saving you time and stress. Ask a number of people to get a several different opinions.
Secure your garage. Intruders can enter your home through an unlocked garage door. If your garage lifts up on a track, try using a C-clamp. This will prevent your door from opening up if the clamp is close to its roller.
If you have a garage, increase your home security by using it to house your car, rather than just for storage. If your car is in your garage there is less of a chance to vandalize or steal it. Additionally, if your car is put away, burglars will not be able to tell whether or not you are home.
You have a choice on who installs your security system, don’t be afraid to say no if something doesn’t feel right. If the installers give you the heebie-jeebies, it’s not a good sign. Ask for someone else to come out or switch companies. You want your new system to protect you, not be the way the thief gets into your home.
Lock up your home, even if you are around. Many people think that their neighborhood is the safest out there. They’ll leave their doors unlocked all day (and night long) without a second thought! This is inviting trouble. Make it a habit to lock those doors (and windows) even if you’re home. It’s probably the most important basic thing you can do for your family’s overall safety.
Your home is your castle, but it will be nothing more than a pit of despair if you don’t protect it and what resides inside. This article has given you the knowledge you need, but it is up to you to implement it. Start today and rest well tonight, tomorrow and into the future.