Securing Your Home

Securing Your Home

Home invasions, burglaries and break-ins are unpleasant experiences that can happen at any time. Burglaries can be avoided with sensible precautions. Feeling secure in your home is important, whether you’re a homeowner or a renter, and with the right precautions and proper security measures you can stop burglars and opportunists. Here are some simple and effective tips on How To Secure Your Home.

Key Considerations for Securing Your Home

Home safety should be one of your top priorities when moving into a house. Here we have compiled a few things you can do to help secure your new home.

Lighting

Fill dark hidden spaces around the house with good quality lighting; this  is essential to deter home invaders. To save energy and lower your power bill you can acquire lights that are activated by motion sensors. Timers for lights can also be set to turn on only during prescribed times. Tip: Always leave a light on inside the house to give an impression that someone is home.

Locks

Changing locks when moving into a new property is crucial. Changing locks will ensure that only you have the keys to those locks. Tip: Modern advancements have brought ‘smart locks’ which can be accessed and manipulated remotely via smart phones ensuring you can lock even when you’re away from the house.

Wall fence

A wall fence creates a solid barrier around your property and hinders unwarranted access. Wall fences stop inquisitive eyes from appraising what is on your property. Tip: Wall fences can be better secured by having sharp pointed tops, rough barbed wire fencing, or electric fences.

Security system

With security systems you are literally spoilt for choice. There are numerous options out there which are becoming more sophisticated by the day as technology progresses. Some of the basics to consider include interior and exterior alarms and motion sensors for the doors and windows to detect movement within the home.

Eliminate hiding places.

Trees, shrubs and bushes give your property a wonderful appeal, but they also provide burglars with handy places to hide. Tip: Trimming trees and plants will eliminate hiding places that can be used by burglars.

Remember, the main goal isn’t to alert you to an intruder, but to avoid having an intruder in the first place. Basically, you want to make your home look to a criminal like it’s more trouble than it’s worth.

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