Enjoy A Safer Home With These Home Security Tips

All homeowners need to educate themselves about home security. There is a ton of information about home security, and it can be hard to sort through it all. This article will help you figure out the most important parts to remember.

Before selecting a security firm, ask for recommendations. Others have likely had both good and bad experiences that they can share with you that can then save you a lot of stress and time. Be sure you seek out advice by asking those people.

Turn off your phone’s ringer when you go on vacation. If the phone continues to ring while you’re gone, this lets an intruder know that the home is empty.

TIP! Keep your jewelry, vital documents and other expensive items in a safe. If a burglar enters your home, he or she will have a hard time making off with your possessions.

Speak with the police in your town regarding the home security programs they have. Many programs include how to use some engraving tools to create code numbers for identifying valuables that are stolen, home inspection, and advice on protective measures. Call the local police department and inquire as to what programs they offer.

Changing the locks is a fundamental part of adding security to the home. It might be that you have an angry ex-roommate or a bitter ex-partner, so changed locks will boost your security. It does not cost much, and can be handled very quickly.

When dealing with companies that install home security systems, it’s important to trust your gut. If the men who come to your home to do the installation seem untrustworthy, you can change your mind. Ask for someone else to come out or switch companies. The purpose of using the company is to calm your uneasiness, not worsen it.

TIP! If you want to have a spare key hidden outside of your home, hide it carefully. The doormat is too obvious of a place to hide it, as robbers will look there first.

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Rural areas are just as prone to break-ins as cities. The risk is still there, so a home security system is vital. Others think that rural places have less of a chance of being targets for burglars.

If you have skylights, do not neglect them when making sure your home is secure. Skylights are a great addition to any home, but they are also tempting entryways for crooks. Fix your skylights so they cannot be accessed as an entry point by intruders.

Walls are great for hiding things. This is a great way to hide jewelry, for example. Place them in switch plates, phone jacks or an electric outlet. If you haven’t got any plates that are unused, simply install a false switch plate.

TIP! Purchase ceiling, flooring and roofing that is fire resistant. This can help your home be safer.

Don’t put extra keys under doormats or in planters. Instead of letting you into your home in the event you are locked out, you are providing criminals with easy access to your home. Thieves are aware of these hiding spots. A better option is to entrust an honest neighbor with a spare key.

When selecting an alarm set-up, think about getting one that protects not just the doors in your home. The best systems are those that cover windows as well. Make sure the alarm is attached to all of them, and that monitoring is offered for all possible entry points. This is just one more thing you can do to protect your home.

The wiring outside of your home can be valuable. Many people are not aware of this until they are stolen from their home. Copper wiring is very valuable and susceptible to being stripped from the outside of your home. Be sure that your wiring is concealed or difficult to access in order to keep your wires safe.

TIP! Don’t talk about your vacations on social media. While these platforms are there for sharing, this is announcing to the world that your home is an open target.

Before allowing anyone into your home, check their references carefully. You should do a background check as well to find out their criminal history. You don’t know whether the contractor, maid, or repairman that you’ve hired is trustworthy and handing them your keys could be a costly mistake.

Every homeowner needs to learn everything they can with regards to home security. However, pulling out the most helpful pieces of information from the irrelevant can be a challenge. For this reason, you should keep this information at hand for quick reference when thinking of ways to keep your home secure.


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Updated: January 2, 2015 — 12:59 pm