You’ve got your new home, you have arranged everything, but what about improving the security? Today, many homeowners are confronted with intruders and other dangers, so they are not safe in their own house.
People should look for home security improvements in order to make their homes a safer place. What they should do includes the following:
Replace rusted and old locks as many burglars enter your home through the front door and other part through unlocked doors. Install new locks to be sure that you’re the only one who has keys to the home. There are also electronic locks, featuring passcodes, alarm monitoring systems that allow homeonwers to lock and unlock their homes when they want.
Check smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, which can save your life in an emergency. Many people don’t wake during a fire and carbon monoxide is almost undetectable by humans, so they should install heat sensors and flood sensors for extra safety.
Install lighting around your home as burglars never want to be seen. Installing lighting near your home will keep them from approaching. The main places are sidewalks, driveway, on your porch and around several points of entry such as windows and doors.
Buy and use a home security system, which is convenient, sleeker and thus, more affordable. There are also wireless systems that allow you to place discreet sensors wherever you want. They also have various touchscreens and many other features such as weather report, home automation and even temperature.
Install a mail slot, so that you can ensure that no one takes your private mail when you’re not home.
Upgrade your doors and clean up with some yard work. Trim down trees and huge hedges to remove the hiding places for burglars. Replace the old doors with new ones of metal or a more solid core.
Check your windows as many burglars enter a home through a first story window and others through a second story window. Use security bars for windows.
Add a peephole in your door in order to check who is at the door. This way, you’ll avoid also sales people and other potentially dangerous or unpleasant people.
Buy a safe for your valuable things. With such a safe, your valuable things will be protected. Keep in mind to put it in a hard to find place and be sure that is too heavy to be moved.
These tips are perfect for increasing your personal protection, but also that of your family members.