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Securing Your Home

Written on April 3, 2016   By   in Security

keys in doorHere are a few things you can do to secure your home

  1. Think like a professional thief

Pro burglars look to get in and out of your house very quickly. They will plan meticulously, want an easy getaway and will focus on properties likely to contain many valuables, to make it worth their while.

  1. Utilize the Locksmiths:

Locksmiths can help you to review the adequacy of the security of your home. A locksmith Las Vegas wide will offer a no-obligation consultation to advice you on security precautions you should be taking. They have the best understanding and knowledge of the current lock technology and home security systems to properly protect your home. We would strongly suggest that you take their advice if they identify any major weaknesses in your home protection.

  1. Assess your home

Can a thief easily access your home, without fear of being seen or heard? If you are in a particularly quiet or secluded area, a burglar may view your property as an attractive target as they feel they have less chance of being caught and can take their time to break-in.

  1. Think about security

A few tips:

Never leave doors and windows open and make sure that expensive items are not on view to passersby.

Don’t leave keys lying around or under the mat or a vase. Don’t put an address label on your key ring.

Don’t leave expensive gardening equipment out in the garden or in plain view. lock them away after use.

Keep your garage locked – especially if used for storage or if it leads directly into your home.

When you are away, make sure that your house appears lived in – leave a light on, have neighbors or friends open the drapes and collect your mail.

  1. Mechanical security of your home

The front door is normally properly protected, but don’t forget about any other doors to your house. Make sure all external doors have proper locks installed. Use decent bolts, and a multi-point bolts on doors, and make sure that all windows have functioning locks fitted.

Add a peephole (so you can see who’s at the door) or a videophone, and an entryway chain, so you can open the door without giving access to the visitor.

Good outside lighting will deter a criminal, especially if used with a motion sensor that detects anybody approaching the house.

  1. Electronic Security

Think about high-tech security alarm systems, if appropriate. They are much more affordable these days. Back to base alarms that automatically alert the police and the monitoring provider are especially effective.

  1. Insurance

If you are robbed, make sure that you are properly insured for the full value of your home and contents. The emotional loss of a break in is enough to deal with, without having to suffer the pain of a financial loss as well.

We hope these tips help you maintain adequate security to protect you, your loved ones and your possessions from any unwanted visitors.

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