A state-of-the-art home security system is one of the best options to protect your home, but there are many other inexpensive ways to help keep your property and valuables safe from theft and burglary.
Once you have had your home security system fitted in the optimum location, then have a look at our checklist of the other essential tips and tricks to make sure your home is safe.
6 Ways to Secure Your Home
1. Keep doors and windows locked.
Many opportunist burglars are looking for easy targets, The majority of burglaries happen during daylight hours, between 10 am and 3 pm, and only take a matter of minutes. A third of burglars enter through the front door, and nearly a quarter gain entry through a first-floor window. Always keep your doors and windows locked, even when you are home.
2. Update your locks
Conduct an inventory of your locks. Are they old, or damaged? Are there extra keys knocking about, potentially with strangers? Replacing locks with newer models that are less prone to being picked or tampered with is a great way to boost your home security.
3. Use motion-sensing lights inside and outside
Turn regular lights into motion sensor lights by switching to motion-sensing light bulbs or by screwing a motion detection adapter in between a regular bulb and socket. They’ll put a spotlight on anyone scoping out your property, and might be enough to deter would-be intruders. If they do venture inside, indoor versions will make it harder for them to move around undetected.
4. Keep valuables out of sight
Outside, keep your tools, bikes and other easy-to-grab items locked up or safe in the garage when you’re not using them. Inside, use window treatments like curtains or blinds to stop passers-by from casing your home. Similarly, put away high-value items when you’re not using them. Don’t leave electronics, jewellery, cash or important personal documents in plain sight.
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