Here are a few tips as suggested by our experts in home securing.
Arm your home and vehicle with an alarm system
If you keep your home or garage unprotected, you really can’t blame anyone for getting your home or vehicle broken into. Thanks to modern technology, installing an efficient alarm system is no big deal at all. And while there are certainly security systems that are expensive; most of it is pretty affordable. And you can add additional layers of protection through apps that work with motion detecting sensors; alerting you of any movement when you are away from home. Remember, even having a motion detector light for your entrances, and a peep hole for your door can count as security measures.
Have spare keys, but don’t hide them in obvious places
If you are someone who is regularly forgetful, then no doubt you’ll have plenty of spare keys stashed around; just so you want lock yourself out of your home and vehicle, and have to call in a locksmith. And while we understand that you’d find it a hassle to call in for a car key replacement, it’s better not to have many spares lying around. As for your home’s spare keys, forget those old hiding places like under a pot or under the door mateveryone and their grandparents know those places. Think of a more innovative hiding place, or simply have your spare key over at a neighbors.
Be mindful as you lock up
Are you someone who is always rushing from place to place? In this case, then we have no doubt that you’ve forgotten to lock some part or the other of your home, in your rush to leave home. to avoid this happening, keep a home locking checklistespecially when you leave for holidays or weekend trips. Start from one corner of the house, and work your way out. Don’t forget closing the windows, stashing away the emergency exit ladder, and checking the garage. If you’re leaving the car behind, take a moment to make sure it’s properly closed upeven if you’re leaving it in your garage. This includes making sure your keys are not in the ignition or the door itself; once more avoiding a call for automotive locksmith.
Don’t travel in late hours
We all know that though it’s not exclusive, most crimes take place in the night. This is because it’s easier to hide in the darkness. This being said, if you live in an area you don’t feel very safe in, try to avoid arriving home lateespecially if you’re walking home. Apart from your own safety, arriving late also opens up chances for your home to get broken into; especially when you open up a roller door.