Securing your home is extremely important. In order to ensure that both you and your loved ones can live in a safe environment, it’s crucial that you take some time to secure your home from potential home invasions. Here are a few tips on how to secure your home easily, courtesy of the Modern Survival Blog.
Firstly, and this is a rather basic step, but keep your doors and windows locked as much as possible. Of course, remember to use common sense—you don’t need to keep all your doors and windows locked at all times, especially if you’re at home. However, keep your front door locked, and if you happen to step out—even to check your mailbox—simply lock up and take your key with you. Also, try to keep accessible windows locked as much as possible. Ground-floor windows, especially those that look out on a public street or avenue, are often the first to be broken into. Furthermore, there may be other access points, like an upstairs balcony or a window that looks out over an easy-to-climb ledge, which could be simple to gain access too. All in all, remember to think like a burglar—if you’re leaving your home, even for a short time frame, seal all the doors and windows that a burglar could access relatively easily.
Remember to make it look like someone is home, even if there’s no one there. Leave a few lights on inside, or keep your living room TV on. A burglar may notice the lights and the TV, and guess that someone is inside the home. Keeping outdoor lights on—especially motion-sensor lights—are important too. For one, they give the impression that the house is occupied, and secondly, with more light, there are fewer hiding spots available for someone who’s potentially caging a house.
If you’d like, you can invest in an alarm or camera system to help protect your home (you can also purchase “fake” cameras too). Lastly, dogs are excellent home-invasion deterrents, as even small dogs will alert you whenever someone approaches your home. Home security is crucial, and by effectively securing your home, you can help to create a secure environment for your family and loved ones.