Your home should be your sanctuary therefore if you want to feel safe and secure in your home, you may need to implement some home security strategies to keep your property safe. Of course, you can’t guarantee that your property won’t get targeted by criminals, however, you can significantly reduce the chances by adopting some top security solutions.
Did you know that burglars break into homes every 27 seconds in the United States and other parts of the world? This knowledge alone should encourage you to adopt some security measures to secure your home.
Here are some effective security measures that can reduce the probability of your home being targeted by criminals.
Installing a home security system is probably the most effective way of securing your home. You can either choose a DIY home security system or hire a professional security firm to install and manage your security for you. Either way, security systems will provide some peace of mind and they will certainly deter thieves from entering your home.
Security systems might include:
- Surveillance cameras
- Motion sensors
- Contact sensors
- Security lights
- Alarm systems
- Smart features and applications such as smart doorbells
More than 30% of burglars enter the property via the front or back door. Often the doors are not secure making it easier for thieves to enter.
To secure your home further, install security doors or add extra layers of security to your existing doors. For example, weak door frames facilitate entry as criminals often force their way in by breaking the door frame.
Add security locks and if you do have glass panelled doors, install unbreakable glass to enhance security.
Just like doors, criminals often enter through weak or low-quality windows. Add locks to your windows, install double or triple glazing and check the window frames to make sure they are secure.
Remove Ladders and other Items from your backyard
Criminals use ladders and tables to enter your home when they are left visible. Also, hide your tool kit, criminals can use your own tools to enter your home.
Trim bushes and Hedges
Trim bushes and hedges in your front and backyard to eliminate hiding places for criminals.
Secure the Garage
It is easy to forget security features and measures when it comes to the garage, but you should remember that criminals can enter through your garage door too. Therefore, add security locks and consider an alarm system for your garage door.
Home automation gives you total control of your home features such as lights, security cameras, garage doors and even curtains and blinds. Adding smart features to your home could help to keep your home secure when you are out of town or at work.
Installing a home security system, adopting home automation and securing all windows, doors, garage doors and other entry points could protect your home from thieves and provide you with the peace of mind that your home is safe and secure.