One’s house is not only a major investment, but is home base for loved ones and the place where favorite items are stored. From hiring home security alarm companies to install a good system to talking to neighbors, here are some ways to keep one’s house secure.
Install A Good Home Alarm
The first defense against intruders and others who wish to do harm is to get a solid home alarm system set up in the house. There are various options depending on budget considerations, but at the very least, wiring can be installed that will sound when someone tries to get into the house. A notification will go to the alarm company and they will dispatch police to the location.
More advanced systems allow for video surveillance, which can be helpful both inside and outside of the house. Indoors, if something is heard late at night, the combo of motion sensor lighting and an alarm system will permit the homeowner to get a better idea of what is happening. When on vacation or at work, video surveillance can be transmitted wirelessly to any location so that the house is never really unattended.
Very often people don’t replace the existing locks when they move into their home. It’s important to remember that many people have the keys to those locks, even more than imagined. Ex-lovers, friends, neighbors, co-workers and others that are related to one or many previous owners might have the ability to stroll into the house at any time because they have the keys.
It’s tempting to just get the existing locks rekeyed when someone first moves in, but enhanced security comes from putting in completely different, more secure locks.
Put Deadbolts Wrong Side Up
Deadbolt batteries have been reputed for some time as strong locks for houses. To confound burglars and intruders, it is worth it to mount those locks in an upside down fashion. This is not immediately visible to someone who doesn’t know what has been done and they will need to spend more time picking the lock before they understand what’s happened. That will give people the chance to notice what they’re doing and call the authorities.
Cut Bushes And Trees
Many people enjoy the privacy that trees and bushes provide. What they don’t realize is that the same privacy their greenery offers them is offered to intruders who want to break in. Always keep trees and bushes cut short, particularly those surrounding the front and back doors so that neighbors and others can notice a problem right away.
Erase GPS Information When Parking At Airports
When the car is at the airport, that’s a prime opportunity for those breaking into cars to get an idea of where an uninhabited home is. Remember to erase that information before going off on vacation.
Now that ideas are available, it’s time to contact various home security alarm companies to talk specifically about your home and what can be done to keep it safe.