Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Keeping Your Family Safe At Home With A Few Common Sense Tips

What is the best home security option for your home and family?  When you are assessing the current home security plan any and all corrective action you do to protect your home and family is a step closer to more secure home. 

Some home security tips to begin thinking about are items that will detour or basically stop a potential intruder from coming into your residence.  A home alarm system is always a terrific option to take into consideration with the rest of these tips.

The first thing you will want to do is examine your home from the outside.  Make sure your home is well lit.  Motion sensors are one way to go however a home with lightening that is substantial and always on.  Another thing to look for his potential hiding spots close to all the doors and windows.  If you spot an issue on the outside of your home than be for sure a burglar will take advantage of that.  A seasoned burglar looks for ways in to your home. Your job is to make sure that they are all well lit.  Why?  A well lit yard is a burglar’s worst enemy, darkness is its friend.

It is important that you think of ways that you can slow a potential intruder’s entrance into your home.  Simple home security measures help along with the use of home alarm systems.  The addition of deadbolts on the homes doors is an important step to take.  Another element is to add a solid bracket inside of all door walls.  These elements help to deter potential intruders and at the very least will slow them down.  The more time it takes for them to enter the home the more discouraged they will become and since time is of the essence this is important. 

Another element like light that acts is a deterrent is noise.  Choosing a home security alarm that is activated by doors and windows opening or by any motion is effective.  The alarms that are the most efficient at turning intruders away are loud noises such as a barking dog whether real or a recording is most effective. 

The three most successful tips and biggest enemies to burglars are light, noise and time.  If you put these home security tips into place you are helping to prevent any possible break-ins.  Here are a few other ways you can help yourself.

·         Don’t display valuables in view of people on the outside.  It is temptation to some people.  Consider putting items of great value that are on the smaller side in a safe.  Many safes can be made to look like common everyday items, these are called diversion safes.

·         Implore the people in your community to begin a neighborhood watch.  Anyone who is a stranger will stick out like a sore thumb.  With a neighborhood watch in place the police will be notified when someone suspicious is in the area.

·         Anytime you leave your home on an overnight trip or extended vacation make your home look occupied.  Use lights on varied timers so that they all go off at different times each and every night.  Televisions and radios can also be set on timers to make it appears as if you are home even when you are not.

·         Lock all doors and windows even when gone for brief periods of time.  This is especially important during the summer.  A huge temptation for thieves is open windows and garages. 

A few simple changes can make a world of difference in making your home less intrusive.  Begin with an assessment of your home.  Create a well lit, secure home that detours intruders from making your belongings theirs.