Home safety should be at the top of your priorities list when moving into a house. People don’t just worry about the construction security they hire to look after big machinery, but normal people also worry deeply about the possessions in their home. So here are our top tips on how you can secure your new home.
Secure the doors
About 33% of intruders enter through the front door. Perform an inspection of not only your front door, but every single doors leading in to your house. Make sure that the frames are robust, the hinges are secure, the wood is not hollow, and, if your door has a slot for mail, that someone can’t put their arm through it to try and it to unlock the door. The front door might be a nice focal point of your house, but don’t sacrifice security for a pretty view. If your door doesn’t have a peephole or a deadbolt, you should install those immediately to help make the door even more secure.
Build a fence
A fence can be a fantastic way of keeping burglars and thieves off of your property. The right type of fences can keep anyone out without blocking the sun in to your back garden. You can now install spikes and spinning spikes along the top of your fence to ensure that no one is able to get in. Solid fences can be easier to climb and offer thieves a place to hide, though some homeowners prefer them for privacy and noise reduction. You can better secure them by having sharp pointed tops or, if you don’t mind rough barbed wire fencing Fences can be great to keep out burglars and thieves off of your property and unable to steal any of your precious goodies.
Be careful with what you throw in the trash
Some criminals will go through your trash to see what you’ve left behind. For example, if you recently bought an expensive TV and are throwing out the packaging, a criminal who sees that might use that as a clue and incentive to come back and find a way to get the TV. If you’re trying to get rid of trash from any significant purchases, make sure to cut up the packaging and make it as inconspicuous as possible.
Purchase a security system
All homes should have some form of security system, whether it’s a basic DIY installation or a fully monitored smart system. Evaluate the needs for your area and choose a system you’re comfortable with. Some of the basics to consider include an alarm, motion sensors for the doors and windows, and carbon monoxide and smoke detectors.
Be smart about who you let into your home
It’s sad to think that even your gardener or maid might have ulterior motives and can’t be trusted, but that may be the case. It’s ever so important to make sure you hire the right type of people to work in your home, and keep your valuables protected somewhere out of reach. Keep in mind that anytime you let someone into your home, you are essentially giving them an opportunity to steal, scope out your valuables, and/or make plans to come back at another time to take your belongings that they’ve been eyeing.