Homes are supposed to be safe places, but unfortunately, they’re the targets of break-ins more often than you might think. The good news is that there are several things homeowners can do to protect themselves from intruders. Here are five tips for securing your home against burglars:
Keep tree branches trimmed.
Trim your trees. Keep tree branches trimmed to prevent damage to your home and keep them from blocking your view of the street.
Install exterior lighting.
Install exterior lighting.
Lighting can deter criminals and help you see what’s happening at night, as well as helping you see your house from the street and driveway, front door and more.
Add a security system.
Security systems can be expensive, but they’re a good investment. If you have the means to install one yourself, that’s great! If not, there are plenty of professionals who can help.
If you want to go the DIY route and install your own security system, there are plenty of resources available online (like YouTube) that will walk you through everything step by step. You should also keep in mind that different types of systems require different types of equipment–some need cameras while others don’t; some need sensors while others don’t–so make sure what kind of setup works best with your home before making any purchases or investments into installing one yourself.
While most people think about home security as something meant only for keeping intruders out of their house at night when everyone else is asleep upstairs sleeping peacefully without any worries whatsoever except maybe whether or not those dreams will come true tomorrow morning when they wake up again after getting enough rest tonight…the truth is there are many other ways our homes can become vulnerable targets for criminals looking for easy targets like yours truly here today trying hard not
Keep your doors and windows locked, even if you’re home.
It’s a good idea to keep all doors and windows locked, even if you’re home. If you’re going to be away from your home for an extended period of time, consider having someone check on the place and turn off lights or appliances that use electricity.
If there is a fire in your neighborhood during any season of the year (not just summer), make sure you know where all of your important documents are stored in case there’s damage to your house or apartment building.
Use timers for indoor and outdoor lights.
Timers are a simple way to make your home look occupied when it’s actually empty. You can use timers for both indoor and outdoor lights, and they’re inexpensive! Whether you want to set them to turn on at certain times of day or random times, the possibilities are endless.
Making a few changes can make a huge difference in the safety of your home
- Home security is a major concern for many people, but it doesn’t have to be. Making a few changes can make a huge difference in the safety of your home and the wellbeing of those who live there.
- The most important thing you can do is make sure that all doors and windows are locked when no one is at home. If possible, install locks that require keys or passcodes on entrances where there isn’t an alarm system already installed (like exterior doors). If you use keypad entry codes for other areas of your house like bedrooms, consider changing them frequently so burglars don’t have access to them if they break in through another entrance point such as an unlocked window or garage door opener button.*
Home security is an important part of any homeowner’s life. You can take some simple steps to make your home more secure and give yourself peace of mind when you’re not there. Whether you’re installing a new security system or just adding some exterior lighting, these tips will help keep burglars away from your house!