Enhance Your Security: 3 Strategies to Protect Your HomeIf 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.
- Make the Most of Your Home Security
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.
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.
- Avoid Common Mistakes
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.
- Secure Your Garage Door
- Link the garage to your home security system.
- Install an automatic garage door lock.
- Coverall garage windows.
- Avoid temporary measures such as zip ties.
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.