Whilst your home should be the main place you feel completely safe and secure, there are various reasons that this may not be the case, but fortunately it’s constantly becoming easier to take steps to make your home as safe as you need it to be.
In this post, we’re going to share with you some easy and effective ways to keep your home safe.
Make sure your doors and windows are secure:
This doesn’t mean going out and installing some prison style doors or adding bars to your windows, but simply ensuring that the doors and windows you do have are not ones that can be easily opened from the outside by someone intending to break in. This can include things like getting special locks on the inside, stronger doors, or thicker glass on the windows and even sensors that trigger an alarm when the door or windows are forced or broken.
Get outside lights:
Having outside lights around your property are great from a practical standpoint and can help you see when you’re leaving or entering the house in the dark or taking the trash out, but from a safety standpoint, they’re also highly useful since they’ll be triggered to light up anytime someone walks near them so you’ll know if something is amiss, and if a light goes on when someone isn’t supposed to be there it can often be enough to scare them off.
Install an alarm system:
Alarm systems are still one of the best ways to secure your home and aren’t difficult or expensive to come by. Most alarm systems can be bought in any homeware stores and can be installed either by yourself or by a specialist. Typically the alarm will be set up to have a special code input when you enter your house, and when the alarm is triggered by someone either forcing the door or not entering the code, then it will go off. Many alarms can also be directly hooked up to alert the local police force so there’s a good chance of catching the person who attempted to enter your home.
Home CCTV systems are another fantastic way to secure your home and ward off any potential criminals who are thinking of breaking in. When used in combination with an alarm system, especially if you’re not at home when the attempted break in occurs, then having actual video evidence can prove very effective in finding and identifying the culprit.
Get a dog:
Of course the primary reasons for getting a dog is that you are prepared for the responsibility that owning one entails and actually want a dog, but dogs are fiercely loyal and protective of their owners, and whilst you may not want them to maul any potential robbers, just hearing a loud bark of a dog can definitely be enough to scare someone off and make them think again about breaking in.
Build a locked gate:
If you have permission and enough space around your property, then another way to protect your house is by building a secure gate that would have to be accessed by a code or intercom system before anyone could even get on to the driveway.