It is estimated that home burglaries occur every 15 seconds in neighbourhood communities. This proves one thing: homeowners are making it entirely too easy to gain entry to their homes. This is not to say that even with every single safety precaution put into place there will still not be a burglary, however, that is no reason to make it easier for them!
Here are some good tips to secure your home, property, and most importantly, your family!
Hold Family Meetings
Every member of the household including kids should be involved in regularly scheduled household safety meetings. Discuss important items like locking windows and doors, using the alarm properly, and not opening the door to strangers.
Install Sensor Lights
Sensor lights are essential for security because they can sense an intruder simply by detecting motion and sending an alert to your main monitoring center. Besides this, sensor lights can send an alert when someone approaches the door, help save energy, and alert when certain doors or windows are opened.
Avoid Using a Hidden Key
Stop hiding a key to your home under the mat, in the mailbox, or in a fake rock! It stands to reason that potential burglars might be counting on that extra key being hidden as well.
Install Motion Activated Security Cameras
Motion sensor cameras are one of the most effective tools to deter a criminal. When someone crosses the path of the sensor they trigger a light and a camera. This will most likely stop the burglar in their tracks!
Whether you have a dog or not, post “Beware of Dog” signs on your property. Place one by the front door and one on any fence gates. Also, place stickers from a security agency alerting a potential criminal that there is an alarm system in the home. Whether or not it is true, this can deter potential burglars.
Install a Video Intercom System
Besides being an excellent device when you have children in the home, a video intercom system allows you to actually see who is at the door before you ever open it.
Home security is a concern for homeowners on a daily basis. It is one of the few areas in your home that you should not share with your neighbours. The safety and security of your home should be between your local police and your household.
If you are interested in installing a full home security system with some or all of the above features, just give us a call today!