Keeping your home safe is your responsibility wherever you might be living. It is an intrinsic part for human beings to build barriers and safeguard themselves; we can’t always rely on the state or other agencies for our protection—it’s important we do it ourselves. In the old days, people usually just locked their doors, but sadly the times have changed, and locking your doors might not be enough for your home’s security. We live in a world where homes and businesses have designated security features set in place such as motion sensors, double locks, etc.
Here are the things you can do to make sure your home is safe as well as secure.
- Make sure all doors are completely secure.
This era of technology begs us to incorporate tech into our home security systems. There are many ways you can utilize up-to-date ways of securing and safeguarding your home.
You can install a simple deadbolt, secondly, you can upgrade to smart locks, that can be controlled through your phone. Also installing a doorbell cam to monitor any activity at your front door can be a great way to increase your security.
- Have sliding doors.
The thing with sliding doors is that they can’t be pushed or kicked open. You can even incorporate up-to-date forms of sliding door security by installing a sensor on the track or a sensor for the glass. So the moment the sliding door is being tampered with it will sound an alarm to alert the entire house and hopefully scare off any thieves.
- Put a grill on the windows.
The windows are the easiest way to get inside, you just break it with a rock, and voila, you are in. Incorporate a grill on the window, so even if the thief tries to break the window, they won’t be able to physically get inside. You can even use key-operated locks for windows or put glass-breaking sensors, similar to the sliding doors. These features are in most real estate places these days and are becoming more and more common to have such features.
- Keep the house well-lit from the outside.
Robbers and intruders do not like well-lit locations and prefer to lurk in the shadows. Therefore, by putting enough light around the front and the back door you can be sure that the light exposure will keep them away. You can install motion-activated lights, put your lights on a timer, or use solar-powered lights to save energy at night. Ask any realtor, they will always advise you to do this for security purposes.
- Keep your garage door locked and secure.
Criminals like to enter through the garage, as the garage lock is easy to tamper with. Make sure the security lock is with you and not in the car or outside, do not enter the password in front of neighbors or anyone, keep it to yourself.
Following these ways is a surefire way of keeping your house safe and secure with up-to-date security systems.