Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Home Security Tips
It is Safety Week here on my blog. If you missed yesterday's post about Safety Devices, you can read it by clicking here. Today's topic is Home Security Tips. Many people know that it is important to have a burglar alarm in your home. It becomes even more important to have an alarm when you have a child. Not only can that window alarm keep out a burglar but it also notifies you if your child opens the window or door. Many people know they are in a safe neighborhood, but be aware that that "safe" neighborhood can become unsafe in a matter of minutes. It is best to always keep your home prepared and be ready in case your quiet, safe neighborhood is the next neighborhood to be hit by a bunch of break ins. Here are some home security tips to help keep you and your family safe. Be sure to spread this blog with your loved ones to make sure they are practicing good safety tips as well and check back tomorrow for more on Safety Week!
Home Security Tips
- Always have a burglar alarm, either through a company or one that you installed yourself
- Be sure that your doors have good deadbolt locks, this works also when you have a toddler who likes to open doors
- Keep the outside of your house well lit by using motion sensor lights
- Keep the inside of your house well lit even when you are not home by using light timers in a couple of rooms
- Limit outside shrubbery around windows and doors, it masks if someone is trying to break in a window
- Be sure to have alarms on every window in your home; it can either sound an alarm when a window is open or even a chime, just so you are always aware when a window has been opened
- Be sure to have door chime alarms on all doors of your house.
- Have a neighborhood watch in your neighborhood. If you don't have one in your neighborhood you can start one by calling your local sheriff's department
- Always call police even if you are just suspicious of something, it is always better to be wrong about something then to have missed being able to stop a crime before it starts.