Your home is your castle and you need to protect everyone inside it. Take the following steps now to ensure maximum home safety. When you need to buy alarm transmitters, batteries or other accessories, visit a home security store to shop for and get everything possible.
If you just moved to your home, be sure to change out all the locks. You also have the option of re-keying the locks so that all you need to buy are new sets of keys.
Cut down any tall shrubs or plants that are in front of the house. These could become hiding places for burglars. While working to secure your home’s outside, make sure that you have adequate lighting to entrance ways, back doors and garages. Automated sensor lights are excellent choices as they will turn on whenever any type of motion is detected.
Keep spare keys anywhere but under the door mat. Instead, keep a spare key in a place that only you and your immediate family is aware of. Think of hiding them deep inside large planters or bury them in the yard somewhere. Keep garage door openers out of sight. Do not leave them inside the car when it is parked in the driveway.
If you have sliding glass patio doors, secure them with a wooden or metal bar from the inside. This bar simply needs to be placed on the track to keep the door from being able to be opened. Secure any vulnerable windows with window locks.
Secure your doors by making a change to the hinges. Always install door hinges from the inside of the home. If they are installed on the outside, a burglar could remove the hinge pin and access the home with little effort or noise.
Finally, install an alarm system. These systems can be wired or wireless, but they should always come with an audible alarm which can scare off would-be intruders. There are many different options for alarm systems. The best place to shop for the right system for your needs and budget is a home security store.
These shops offer top makes of systems from large companies and can include some of the most cutting-edge technologies. When you purchase the system and the accessories from experts, you get service from people who are knowledgeable about the products that they sell. They can even help with any installation questions you may have. Some systems are perfect for the do-it-yourself homeowner. Other systems will need to be installed and programmed by professionals.
You will also have the option to get more than just a burglar alarm system. You can opt for smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors that immediately send alerts to police and fire. Some systems are capable of contacting an ambulance automatically in the event of a personal emergency.
Protect your home. Follow these suggestions and be sure to shop carefully for a security system at a specialty store that offers all you could need for complete home security in one place.