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Fundamentals on How to Secure Your Home Against Intruders

By on December 6, 2014

Nothing could be worse than feeling unsafe in your own home. Making safety a habit is one of the most important things to ensure your families safety. Whether you have just moved into a new home or have been living in the same place for quite some time, there are some clever ways that will safeguard the home against intruders. The thing is most of us know the fundamentals, though few of us a diligent enough to consistently them day after day.

5 Simple Ways to Secure the Home

Install a Basic Alarm System

Whether you choose to install top of the line motion detectors or CCTV surveillance isn’t important, what is – is having a basic security system that will provide you with peace of mind and added protection against intruders. Many types of modern alarm systems have four-layers of back up protection through phone, internet, battery, and cellular technology. An audible alarm will frighten intruders and keep your home safe.

Lock the Locks

Your locks will not do their job unless you decide to use them. Always lock your locks and this goes further than just locking the front doors. Any gate, windows, garages, and side doors that have lock should be locked at all times. When you can, make use of deadbolts and replace unreliable locks when necessary.

Don’t make break-ins easy for intruders. Lock your car even when it is inside the garage. Although a locked car will not necessarily keep intruders out, when it’s locked with an active car alarm, it will definitely help in deterring opportunistic thieves.

Do Not Hide Your Keys

Having poorly hidden keys outside the home makes it easy for you to be robbed. Those silly places we often hide keys – under the doormat, in a fake rock in your garden or above the door frame, it’s never a wise idea to risk it. Intruders and burglars are pros at what they do, so expect them to know the standard hiding places.

Illuminate Your Property

Make sure that the outside part of your house is well-lit to provide maximum visibility. Light is one of the best deterrents to intruders and motion sensor lights can do this job, while helping you to keep your electric bills down. With the right illumination, your home becomes less of a target.

Avoid Advertising Your Absence

If you have plans of going somewhere, this news shouldn’t be shared to everyone until you get back. This includes keeping your kids from spreading the news as well. Any information posted online through social networking sites about you being away simply makes your home more vulnerable to intruders.

In addition, make sure that you put your newspapers and mail on hold, or have your neighbors pick them up. If you plan to be gone for a while, arrange for a little yard maintenance so that your home will not appear unoccupied.

Summary

With ever increasing crime rates, protecting the home becomes quite a challenge. You could go all in – fit our your home with fancy security equipment, a guard dog, CCTV surveillance and a quick response alarm monitoring service. All these upgrades are all highly recommended and a ideal for anyone very serious about their home security.

But before you pull out the platinum Visa, make sure you are covering off these 5 fundamental security checks points day in day out and you will already be ahead of 90% of the rest.

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