The start of the year is usually a time of reviewing, making plans and wishes for a better future.
You may have laid grand plans for making smart investments, travelling or purchasing life-enhancing belongings.
But did you also think about security-related resolutions – to protect your property, for instance?
Giving a second thought to preventing home security threats should be something you do at least once a year.
You could start with the tips and tricks we selected in this article. Then, you can choose those which best fit the needs of your household so 2018 will not only be a better year, but a safer one, as well.
1. Start with a Different Mindset
In order to fix what’s broken, you first have to spot the security pain points your house might present.
An effective approach here is to put yourself in the shoes of the burglar and examine your property the way an intruder would. Here’s how to do it:
- Choose your favourite method of note-taking.
- Choose the best possible vantage point your location allows. This will let you look at your property from a passer-by perspective.
- Notice whether invaders can see through the blinds or curtains.
- Try to examine all access doors (especially if they’re made of wood and haven’t been replaced in a while); this examination should be done by a professional locksmith if you want to ensure the maximum degree of security in your house.
2. Cover up the Wiring
In the eventuality the burglar manages to break into your home, you need to make sure you’ve ensured backup security measures.
One simple trick would be covering up the wiring of home surveillance devices so that the intruder isn’t able to find a way of cutting off your home security system.
3. Spare Key(s)? Think It Through
It’s a quite common practice to leave a spare key under the rug for someone trusted to get inside your home while you’re away.
If you’re doing this, it’s best if you consider an alternative solution like keyless door locks. They include a feature allowing you to send a one-time password whenever you grant someone trusted access to your home.
4. New Year, New Landscaping
You can also protect your property by rethinking your landscaping plan.
Try to spot whether there are any trees, large bushes or plants which could obstruct the view.
5. Invest in New Doors to Protect Your Property
As far as home security is concerned, ensuring solid access doors is still among the safest actions one could take.
The top tip to keep in mind is you should look for doors made out of solid material, which also present little space between the frame and the door. This way, burglars won’t be able to sneak any object which could facilitate a forceful entry in there.
6. Don’t Grant Burglars Any Window of Opportunity
And that includes windows, as well.
If your house has lower-floor windows, it’s a smart move to get impact-resistant glass or apply additional window locks.
And last but not least, call for expert advice if you’re not sure about how to proceed. We’re always at your service, trying to help you protect your property and be a step ahead of any incident.