We all know to lock our doors, shut our windows, and look through the peephole before opening the front door, but what else can we do to make our homes safer? Whether you have experienced a break-in, live alone, or just want to feel more secure, here are some home security tips to help you feel safer while at home.
Light Up Your Home
Darkness in and around your house leaves plenty of places for potential burglars to sneak around. By improving your lighting inside and out, you can eliminate hiding places for burglars. You can also install Smart Lights that can be scheduled and controlled remotely, helping you feel safe while you are home or away.
Forget the Spare Key
Having a hidden key can be convenient when a key is lost, or when you need to give someone access to your home that does not have a key. Burglars and robbers are aware of this trick which makes their access to your home easier. Adding a Smart Lock with individual user codes eliminates the need for hiding a key which provides added security.
Know Your Neighbors
This tip is both simple and fun — talk to the people that live near you. Not only is it nice to chat with your neighbors, but they can also help lookout for strange activity in your neighborhood. You can also depend on them to keep an eye on your house and collect mail or packages while you are away to make your home look occupied.
Keep an Eye on Things
The presence of a security camera system may deter burglars, and if that does not work, it can help catch them. Doorbell cameras are especially effective in catching porch pirates in the act. A security camera system from ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm allows you to stay connected and in the know of what is always going on at your home.
Install an Alarm System
A professionally installed and monitored security system helps improve your actual safety, which then helps you feel safer. At ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm, our security systems are monitored by a licensed central monitoring station, which is UL listed, FM approved, IQ certified, TMA Five Diamond certified, and has been named Monitoring Station of the Year.
With home alarm monitoring from ABC Fire and Burglar Alarm, you can be at ease knowing your home is protected even if you make these common mistakes. If you are interested in installing a residential security system, contact us to schedule a free consultation.