Home are families sanctuary. It holds memories for everyone and a place of relaxation on evenings after a whole days work. Your home is a safe haven where you and your family most feel ease. If your home is under-protected or you've had a recent burglary, this may compromise the security you feel in your own home.
There were many reported burglaries everywhere. Using a few simple home security tips and tricks, you can protect your belongings, thwart would-be thieves and increase your feeling of security while home and away.
Here is the 5 Home Security Tips:
1. Clearing Around The House
Trim trees and bushes that may give someone a place to hide or unnoticeable access to your windows. You should trim back any shrubs that are high enough to block a window.
You will also want to consider the lighting of your property. Look for places around your home that are very dark and may allow a thief access to your home under the cover of darkness. Consider installing lights in various places that can light up entrances. Motion detection spotlights are the best option to conserve energy and not annoy your neighbors or yourself with the bright lights.
2. Don't Announce Your Vacation Schedule
If you are planning to go on vacation, never announce it beforehand. We are a society that likes to share, and thieves love that about us. Sending a tweet that you've arrived at the airport or posting a status update on Facebook indicating that you can't wait to leave for your cruise is a great way to alert thieves that your home is empty. Save all updates about your vacation and picture sharing for when you return.
In addition, if you are planning to vacation, have a trusted friend or neighbor stop by every day to pick up the mail, newspapers and any fliers that may be left at the door. If a flier has been sitting on your front door for days, a thief could take notice and know you are on an extended leave.
3. Keep Your Yard Clean
The most common way in entering your home is by breaking a window and gaining access. It is just right that you don't give them a tool to do so. Clean up your yard of broken tree limbs after a storm. Ensure your kids put away their toys after playing outside. Never leave ladder outside a thief can be use to gain access to a higher window that is more likely to be unlocked. It is also the same for tools, when ever they are not in use lock them up.
4. Home Alarm System
Alarm may not prevent a burglar from getting inside your home, it can be a deterrent and can alert the police immediately once a breach was detected. Home security systems will only work if you always remember to engage the alarm. You should have your alarm engaged while you are away or while you are at home as many thieves will attempt to break into one part of your home while you are busy in another.
5. Always Lock Doors and Windows
Keep windows locked when you are not home, when you go to bed at night and when they are not in use. If you like to sleep with a window open at night, install window locks that only allow the window to open a few inches.
You should also keep your garage door down, even during the day. Having the garage door open invites thieves inside to look around. It gives them quick, easy access inside your home. Even if they can't take something at the time, they can get enough of a look to see if your home is worth a visit later.