Enhance Your Security: 3 Strategies to Protect Your Home

Home Based Business If you haven’t taken steps to enhance the security of your home, you and your family aren’t as safe as they should be. Your neighborhood might be safe now, but that doesn’t mean things will remain that way. In 2016, victims of residential burglaries suffered a combined property loss of about $3.6 billion. You can protect your home and family through the implementation of enhanced security measures.

Here are three specific strategies that will make your home more safe and secure.
  1. Make the Most of Your Home Security
Where safety is concerned, make the most of your available home security. Start with an upgraded security system, combined with 24-hour monitoring. Complete your home security with the following strategies.

Smart Technology

If your home isn’t secured through smart technology, now is the time to make that upgrade. Smart technology links your security system directly to your smartphone, which provides you with the ability to monitor your home from wherever you are.

Smart technology lets you turn your lights off and on from a remote location, which is beneficial when you’re out of town. This same technology allows you to see who’sat your home before you open the door.

Proper Sensor Placement

When you have your security system installed, choose the proper placement for all alarm sensors. Your front door is the first place that needs an alarm sensor. Burglars often choose the front door so that they don’t look out of place. Your side door sand first-floor windows also need alarm sensors.

As added protection, never install your security panel near a first-floor window. Burglar scan look in the window to see if your alarm is activated.

Annual Inspections

Once you have your security system installed, don’t overlook routine maintenance. Your alarm needs to be inspected at least once a year to avoid malfunctions. Annual inspections are also an excellent time to re-evaluate your security needs.
  1. Avoid Common Mistakes
Where your home security is concerned, you can’t afford to make mistakes that could put you at risk for criminal activity.

Doors and Windows Unlocked

Burglars often look for the easiest access points for entry into a home. To ensure the protection of your home and family, always lock your doors and windows, especially before leaving the house or going to bed.

Available Hiding Spots

If front door access isn’t available, burglars will look for areas that aren’t visible to the street. If you have shrubbery up against your windows, prune them to a height that eliminates hiding spaces.

Ladders Left in Plain Sight

If you have a multi-story home, your ladders should be put away after each use. When you leave ladders in your yard, burglars have additional access points into your home.

Fake Security Measures

Many people place fake security cameras or signs around their home. However, these low-cost options won’t necessarily increase home security. Replace any fake security measures with an active security system.
  1. Secure Your Garage Door
If you have an automatic garage door, take measures to secure that access point as well. You can take several steps to secure your garage door, including:
  • Link the garage to your home security system.
  • Install an automatic garage door lock.
  • Coverall garage windows.
  • Avoid temporary measures such as zip ties.
The addition of security measures for your garage enhances the security of your entire home.

Don’t take chances with the security of your home and family. Use the strategies provided hereto enhance your home security measures. For assistance with your home security system, contact us at A Tech. Our trained professionals are hereto take care of all your security needs.

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