The security of your home and everything in it is very important. Even if you live in a very safe neighborhood or city, the risk of a break-in or other sort of property crime is always there. As a result, you need to do all you can to keep your home secure.
While everyone knows to lock their doors and close windows, there are some home security tips with a lot of value that you may never have thought of. With that in mind, this article is going to go over a few great and underrated home security tips to keep in mind.
First and foremost, you need to have an alarm and/or home security system in place. But instead of a traditional alarm system, why not get one that is smart? There are plenty of Amazon Alexa and Total Connect 2.0 integration tips that can get you started and ensure your home security is as intelligent as possible.
Smart home security systems can often be adjusted remotely, can be automated, and everything can be controlled and automated right from your device, no matter where you are. They are connected to the internet and give you much more control over your home and how secure it is.
While burglars can always attempt to enter a home, most criminals would prefer to enter a home when no one is there. If your home looks empty, it is far more likely that criminals will attempt to burglarize it. As a result, whether you are gone for a day or a week, it is a good idea to ensure the home looks lived in when you are away.
Thankfully, there are many ways to make it look like you’re home even when you’re not. This includes keeping a car in the driveway, having a neighbor or friend grab your mail and shovel snow/mow grass, and have a couple of lights on a timer. All of this can help deter burglars as nothing will seem out of the ordinary.
Another tip for keeping your home secure is burglar-proofing your yard. While you might not think about it, your yard can often play a very big role in whether or not your home will be victimized.
First and foremost, you should ensure you have a fence that can be locked, to discourage people from entering your property altogether. Next, be sure to keep your yard clean and remove any ladders, stools, or other items that could aid criminals in entering your home.
Also, if you have a ton of shrubbery or other foliage up against the house or nearby, you may want to rethink this. These can provide criminals ample places to both hide, and case your home without being detected.
By keeping these home security tips in mind, you can ensure that your property, family, and possessions can all be kept safe and sound.