Safety is a basic human need and is most frequently associated with the comfort and security of a home. Having a roof over your head is the most important need we have, which is why it is highly-significant to make sure that your house or apartment is secured.
However, the question remains, how can you improve the security of your home? Let’s find out more about seven different ways that will upgrade the security level of your house.
Starting the list with the basics, you probably already know that you should lock the door every time you leave the house. What you might not know is that you can invest in additional locks for every door and window that you have in your house and increase the level of security significantly. No more worrying about your back door or somebody trying to open your basement window. These days you can buy additional locks for all kinds of doors and windows from awning windows to sliding glass doors.
Cameras are highly helpful when you are out of town a lot. This way you can still monitor everything that is happening at your house and call the police if need be. Cameras are also an excellent deterrent. Criminals are less likely to break into a house that has a visible indoor and outdoor camera security system. They won’t risk being recorded on tape which could easily be used as evidence in a case or a means of finding out who the criminal is.
If a lot of people come in and out of your house, do yourself a favour and hide all your valuables out of sight. You can never fully trust someone and tempting people with your wealth is not the most safe attitude out there. If you have a lot of jewellery or valuable documents that need proper safe storage, you might want to consider purchasing a safe and having it installed in some of the least used rooms in your house.
According to research, robbers are not likely to try to break into a house when they suspect there is somebody inside. Fortunately, there are ways in which you create an impression that somebody is inside your home even when you are on the other side of the country. This is when modern, smart home technology comes in. You can use smart home security devices and apps to turn on some devices, like the lamps or the TV, when you are not there to give an impression that your house is occupied.
When you leave for a business trip or holiday, ask a trusty neighbour to keep an eye on your house and if you are comfortable with it, hand him/her the keys to water your plants and also create an impression that you are not gone at all. If you don’t trust your neighbours, ask a member of your family or a loyal friend.
The popular idea that burglars come in during the night is one created by many crime films and TV series. Sometimes, of course, they do choose the middle of the night, but most of the time, they wait until you go to work and rob you in the middle of the day. This knowledge should help you prepare for an eventual burglary.
Having a lot of bushes and high fences might give an impression that you are trying to hide your wealth from the rest of the local community. Having those “fortifications” might actually tempt criminals to get interested in your property, so try to avoid them.
There are plenty of ways in which you can improve your home security. Choose one or all of them, do what is needed to provide safety inside your house. Stay safe!