Your home is your safe space, so keeping your home safe makes sense. The trouble is knowing how to go about that. We recently wrote an article about four key ways to keep your home safe from burglars (which you can find here). In this article, we’ll expand on the topic and provide you with another four simple things you can do to keep away from your home.
Clean Up Your Backyard
Make sure you don’t leave anything valuable or semi-valuable in the yard that a burglar can pick up and walk off with. Ask your kids to bring in all their stuff whenever they are done playing. Items like bats, balls, helmets, bikes, skateboards, roller skates, snorkeling gear, and inflatable pool toys are popular choices for petty thieves.
Additionally, clothes hanging on the line shouldn’t be left out overnight. Anything that isn’t too heavy or nailed down should be brought into the house.
Beware of Dog
Getting a dog is always a great idea for keeping your home safe. One of the larger breeds of dogs with loud barks is capable of waking up the entire neighborhood if something is awry, and there is strength in numbers. If a dog isn’t a viable option, geese are an excellent alternative. They make great guard animals because their honk is loud, and their bite is ferocious.
Ring the Alarm
An alarm system is a great investment. These can either be set up so that they sound a loud alarm, letting everyone know that someone has breached the premise, or you can go a step further and get the system that lets local police know so they can dispatch a unit to check it out.
You can put up several signs in your yard and on doors and windows to warn friends and foes alike. A cheaper idea would be to just put up the signs to scare away any potential burglars. Even if you don’t have an actual security system installed, the burglars don’t know that!
Smile, You’re on Camera
One of the biggest assets to home security is installing security cameras in key places inside and outside the house. These cameras can be set up so that the feed streams to your laptop/computer or even your cell phone. The latest security cameras have a clear enough display picture that they can be used to identify people—the footage can even be used in court if needed.
These cameras have other uses as well. Maybe you’ve hired a nanny or a babysitter that you want to keep an eye on. While the initial installation price may deter some people, there’s no price too high for the safety of your kids.
Improve Your Home Security
Ultimately, there are many ways that you can enhance the security of your home. Increased home security can be established by making sure your belongings are brought back inside and investing in security features like cameras and alarm systems.
You can take care of some of these tips on your own, but for professional installation of locks, bolts, cameras, and alarm systems, you can trust the experts and Accurate Lock & Safe. Our affordable services ensure that you get the security you need at reasonable prices. Call us today to make your St. George home the haven you deserve!