Check Out These Good Home Security Tips

You want your family to always have that safe and secure feeling at home. Whenever the family is away from home, it is important that they home be safe upon their return. Reading the advice in this article will give you a great start in securing your home.

Make your home look occupied at all times. Put timers on the TV, lights and radios. This will make your home appear as if someone is there. It is also another way to secure your home.

Only allow maids and cleaning services to have a key to the house if they are known to be trustworthy. You need to ensure that they are honest and reputable according to references before you have handed over the key. Ask for references and check them thoroughly. If the cleaner is from a firm, try calling the local BBB to find out about the firm’s reputation.

TIP! Make sure your home appears occupied. There are timers you can use to make electronics turn on and off at random times.

Do you have an outdoor dog? You could let your dog carry a spare key. You can attach your key to your dog’s collar in order to keep the key hidden. This is a good way to ensure easy home access, especially if your pet does not associate well with strangers.

Home security systems aren’t just about sounding alarms. Many systems sound an alert whenever people enter the house. Parents riding herd on small children will be thankful for this feature which makes it harder for kids to sneak outside without supervision.

Compare different systems when looking into home security. Prices vary quite a bit. Ensure you talk to a minimum of three companies to obtain quotes before deciding the one that you believe is best for you.

TIP! Home security systems offer other triggering features besides having an alarm sound. You can have your system alert you of any movement in certain areas of your home.

Spare Key

Think very carefully about where to hide your spare key. Never put a spare key under a doormat or above a door jam. For a better solution, try tucking your spare key into your dog’s collar, provided you have an outside dog.

Be sure your roof, floors, and ceiling are fire resistant. This give your home an extra protection layer. Because of the amount of damage fires can cause, it is important to protect your home from them.

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TIP! No matter how good your security system is, it should be checked annually. Your security company should send a representative to check your system.

Do not tell anyone that you are going on vacation out of your friend circle. It’s natural to be excited about your trip, but this is as good as throwing out the welcome mat for people who know your home is unoccupied.

Turn off ringers on land line phones while you are on vacation. A loud ring that goes unanswered can alert people to the fact that you aren’t home. This makes you more likely to be the victim of a burglary.

Make sure to clear your yard of brush and dead wood in the summertime. As things heat up in the summer, items may catch on fire and threaten your home. Always clear the yard to ensure safety.

TIP! Before doing anything else, install new locks in your home. Maybe you had a roommate move out or have a disgruntled ex-lover, changing the locks is the best way to keep yourself safe.

Keep your car in your garage if you have one. Keeping the car inside is a good way to keep criminals from stealing or harming it. Hiding it will help to deter people from tracking the times you aren’t there.

Before doing anything else, install new locks in your home. Perhaps your roommate left town or you have gone through a messy divorce, and you need to feel that the home is safe. Changing the locks can typically be done very cheaply and quickly.

No matter how soon you plan to return home, you should lock your doors. Most break-ins and burglaries occur because a door is left open and an intruder just walks in. It does not take long for thieves to steal your expensive stuff.

TIP! Get creative and hide valuables inside your walls. This doesn’t require tearing into your walls, of course.

Unless you’re moving into a brand-new apartment or home, changing the locks should be one of your top priorities. Though the prior occupant may have relinquished their keys, there may be copies out there. You can install locks yourself to make sure you’re the only one who has a key.

When it comes to expert advice, you now have a plethora of choices at your disposal. Now you have only to decide which steps you wish to take for your own home protection. Stay informed about this topic and keep protecting your home and your family.


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Updated: May 6, 2022 — 2:36 pm