It is up to you to keep your home safe and secure and you should do everything you can to protect it. While you may believe it is only necessary to install an alarm system in your home, you have many other choices. Read on for some tips to boost your home’s security.
Do you keep your dog outdoors when you are away from home? If so, the dog can be a terrific spot to keep a spare key. Put the key on the dog’s collar. This is the perfect place to store a spare key, especially if your dog doesn’t care for strangers.
Never allow any strangers into your home. Even if the person has a compelling story, needs help or has something to sell, they should not be given access. Some people will knock on your door simply to see whether you have a security system.
Do not open your door for people you do not know. Nowadays, thieves are creative when thinking of ways to get homeowners to open a door and let them in. You should only open the door to people you were expecting.
Be sure you have secured your attached garage. Some people are concerned about burglars entering through an attached garage. Use a C-clamp to secure the door if it’s off track. Please Contact Cat5 Security if you need assistance.
Consult with your police department to find out about good programs for home protection. Your local police department will help you with preventive measures, inspect your home and show you how to mark your valuables so they can easily be found. Talk with local police to see if they offer these programs.
Don’t be afraid to know the people who live near you. Speak with your neighbors. Ask them to keep an eye on your home, and do the same thing for them. Don’t disregard gossip either. Important security details (like the presence of strangers in your neighborhood) can come out of the most innocent conversations.
Get flashlights with good batteries, and have them in each room in case you lose power. Having a well-charged flashlight on hand is very beneficial in case of emergency. Your whole family should be trained on the proper use and maintenance of flashlights.
When you consider a security company, be certain you read the details and fine print of the contract you’re about to sign. There may be hidden costs involved that you were not aware of. If you can’t avoid these types of fees, you should at least be aware of them.
If you have your home brightly lit, burglars are likely to avoid it. These crooks do not wish to be noticed or seen. With a well-lit home, thieves cannot hide or break in unnoticed. At night, keep your lights turned on to boost security.
Now that you have read this, there should be no reason why you are in a home that is not safe. It may not be easy, but you have to do what you can to protect your family. The tips you’ve just read can help make this a reality. Please Contact Cat5 Security if you need a free security evaluation.