4 Tips For A Safer Home

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Each time you lock up your home, you want to now it is as safe as possible. There are a few things you should do around your home to make sure you are creating as secure of a space as possible. There are four pieces of advice below to help you protect your home from criminals.

1: Don't be predictable

If a criminal decided to watch your house for a few days, you don't want them to learn anything about your lifestyle that may make it easier for them to break in. Make a habit of being unpredictable and don't get set in your ways when it comes to the way you do certain things around your home.

Park your car in the garage sometimes and leave it parked in the driveway at other times. This will leave the criminal wondering whether or not you are even home. Turn different outside lights on at night and leave random ones on inside. Don't always shut the same blinds when you leave or someone will know if those blinds are closed then you are gone.

2: Don't let others know what you have

Keep your expensive items in areas that can't be seen when you have your blinds or doors open. Also, you should have blinds up in the garage that are always closed since garages tend to be such big targets with thieves.

When you buy a new expensive item, you should tear the packaging up into small pieces and throw it away with the rest of your trash. Otherwise, a potential thief will see the box and may be more tempted to burglarize your home.

3: Make your home hard to get into

Consider installing security screens with deadbolts on the doors with outside access. All your outside doors should also have deadbolts on them. Put secondary locks on each window in your home and on all the sliding glass doors.

4: Have a security system installed

The number one thing you can do to prevent a break-in of your home is to have a security system installed that also has cameras. The system will alert you, your nearby neighbors and the authorities to a problem. The cameras will not only record everything so you can catch the thief, but they also allow you to monitor your home while. Plus, thieves will shy away from a camera out of fear of getting caught.

These four tips are going to help you make your home a much safer place for you and your family. This way, you can sleep better and not worry as much when you leave the house.


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