The home is where the heart is, and don’t you want your home to be a safe place? A place where you complete your daily tasks, share family memories, and feel completely comfortable?
Keep your home as safe as it possibly can be with these wonderful tips:
- Change Your Exterior Door Locks- As soon as you move into a new home change the exterior locks for the doors. The previous owners and their friends and family may have copies of the key, and you do not want just anyone to be able to come into your home. In addition, do not put your extra key under the mat or in a flowerpot. That is the first place to look when it comes to finding your key. Instead give it to a trusted neighbor or friend in case you forget or lose yours.
- Test Your Home’s Exterior Lighting- Light your home to deter unwanted burglars and intruders. Floodlights by the entry doors are extremely intimidating. You can even put the lights on a timer so when it gets dark they can easily go off. When you leave for vacation, make sure that at least one light is on at all times. This way intruders will think that someone is home and will not try to break in.
- Install A Comprehensive Security System- Security systems can protect you and your family from unwanted accidents. Fires, floods, carbon monoxide, and freezing water pipes do happen, but there is a chance that you can prevent them. Home Security systems will notify you via text message or email if something is wrong and monitoring systems will call the police for you.
- Develop An Emergency Plan- Always have an excellent plan of attack. Talk to your family about an emergency plan of action. Discuss emergency exits, what to do if a burglar comes in, and how to deal with a kitchen fire. This will make things easier in case something does happen.
Think about some of these points to keep your home safe and protected. Just a few things to keep in mind: whatever you do, do not post that you are going on vacation on any social media platforms. Only tell the people that you trust. Make sure that you also have someone fetch the mail, keep the lights on, and check on the house from time to time. This will make it look like someone is home.