Burglaries happen more frequently than you might realize, yet there are simple measures you can easily put into place to safeguard your home and belongings from potential thieves.
Keep expensive electronics out of sight at night to help deter criminals, and install motion detection lights which turn on automatically to deter thieves. And make sure to get a home warranty as you see here.
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Keep Your Doors and Windows Locked
It can be easy to forget that doors and windows are the primary entryways for burglars, making them vulnerable. Therefore, it is vital that all windows are locked whenever leaving the house or going to sleep at night – or when not being used.
Store spare keys out of sight – not under the mat or mailbox, for instance – using a lockbox at home for them and installing doorbell cameras so you can view visitors before opening your door.
Do not leave mail or flyers lying at your front door uncollected for days at end; arrange with delivery companies to have packages delivered directly to a more discreet area on your property.
Window bars and chimes can serve as an effective deterrent against burglars, especially on first-floor windows that are more easily accessed. These measures can be purchased easily at any hardware store for cheap yet effective home security measures.
Install a Home Security System
Home security systems offer peace of mind to millions of families across the world, particularly elderly or incapacitated members who reside alone or those often left at home alone. Not only can these systems deter criminals, but many come equipped with features to alert you of potential dangers such as broken windows or suspicious activity on your front porch.
Additionally, some of these systems can also warn of smoke or carbon monoxide in the air even if you’re away from home – this feature is particularly important given that these gases are released by stoves, fireplaces and furnaces among other sources.
Furthermore, certain systems can help you save energy by enabling remote control of your lights and appliances – particularly useful if you leave curling irons or candle warmers plugged in; you can turn them off at the touch of a button with your smartphone from anywhere! Furthermore, certain of these systems can even be set to turn on timed indoor lighting during your absence in order to give the illusion that someone is home while making your house appear occupied.
Keep Your Electronics Secure
Losing your laptop, tablet or other electronic devices is one of the worst mistakes you can make for yourself. Not only does it cost money in terms of replacements but it may also expose valuable and personal information that could be misused to commit other crimes. Installing a safe or simply keeping them out of sight are great ways to protect against robbery or burglary and most operating systems now feature built-in device finding services which allow users to quickly locate lost gadgets while wiping them clean of sensitive personal data remotely.
Make It Look Like You’re Home
Make Your House Appear Occupied, Even Without Smart Home Systems! Home security requires making your house appear as though someone is there if you’re out for even just one night or away on vacation for weeks at a time, especially if there are burglars looking out. Burglars are more likely to target empty properties; there are countless ways you can make sure it looks occupied without investing in costly smart home systems.
Timer lights on and off at their usual times of use to create an unobtrusive yet natural-looking pattern rather than leaving them on all day or only during certain parts of the day.
Install a video doorbell so you’ll always know who is at the door even when you aren’t around; park any extra cars in the driveway rather than in the garage; this makes an empty garage an even bigger giveaway; add strategically placed dummy items (open book, sunglasses or box from electronics store with expensive TVs and gaming consoles) can create the impression that someone is home.