Our homes protect us from people who might want to rob or hurt us. However, it can’t do its job if it does not have access to the technology or added security measures it needs to ensure safety from within. Therefore, as homeowners, we aim to find the newest and best ways to equip the home with things that can protect us from criminals. But how do you keep a home protected for a more secure living? Here are some ideas.
1. Install Home Security Devices
These days, there are several security system devices available in the market. Some of the most common devices that you can use are the following:
a. Wired or Wireless Home Alarm
A home alarm is a security device ideal for those who want an inexpensive home security option. You can purchase and install a home alarm device that may be cheap yet still provides the same security level as more expensive devices. You can choose a wired system connected to your phone line or a wireless system powered by batteries. You can even select one connected to an app monitoring service that will send you push notifications to your phone in case of an alarm trigger.
b. Home Surveillance Cameras
You can use security cameras to monitor the activity inside and outside your home. They are ideal for monitoring the area inside your home or where you store valuables. You can also use them to watch your kids while away from home. Aside from tracking the movement of people, you can also monitor the activity of your home’s appliances. If a heater or air conditioner is not working, the device should inform you to call a technician immediately.
You can add an intercom system to communicate with strangers at the door. These intercoms are ideal for those who want to speak with a person before opening the door. The intercom is connected to the doorbell. It will beep if someone presses the doorbell. You can communicate with the person to determine if they are a legitimate visitor.
2. Install Security Shutters
In the past, people would install metal shutters to their windows and doors to protect them from intruders. Security shutters are available in different materials, designs, and colours. The good thing about these shutters is that they can save the windows and doors.
Aside from keeping intruders out of your home, these shutters protect the glass from breakage. When you install security shutters, you are adding another layer of protection to your home. You will also be able to prevent breakage of the glass that could result from a break-in.
3. Keep Keys in Hidden Spaces
The idea of hiding your keys can be pretty scary. Taking the keys out of a hidden space when you need them might be pretty challenging. However, it can be better than keeping them in a prime location. You can hide your keys in a place that can only be accessed or seen by you or your family. You do not have to worry about anyone else visiting the keys or taking them away.
Some places that you can hide your keys in your home include the following:
a. In a Cookie Jar
You can also hide your keys in a cookie jar, provided you can easily reach them. If you have one in your kitchen, you can put it there. You can also look for a small jar and a place in your house to hide it, but you can easily reach it. Your family mustn't be able to get the pot you are placing your keys in.
b. In a Fake Book
Hiding your keys inside a fake book is also one of the best hiding places. However, you should make sure that the book is not too heavy. Your family can take the fake book off the shelf and find your keys. If it is too heavy, you can use a less heavy book and cover it with something to make it seem heavy.
c. In the Toilet Paper Tube
If you have a toilet paper roll, you can use it to hide your keys. You can put the keys inside the tube and leave the toilet paper roll in its usual place. Make sure you do not place the toilet paper roll on the floor where there is a lot of moisture, such as in the bathroom.
4. Use Good Quality Locks
You must use the best quality locks that are easy to install and use. Locks should be strong enough so that they will be able to resist attempts to break them. You should also know how to install and use your locks. If you do not know how to install or use a type of lock, you can ask a locksmith to teach you.
5. Heighten Garage Door Security
Garage doors are among the most common entry points for burglars. You can install a garage door security system if you want to keep intruders out of your garage. The system will not only alert you if someone is trying to break in, but it will also alert you if the door is left open.
You can install systems in your garage that use a wireless alarm system. It will send a signal to your security panel when the garage door is opened or if it has been tampered with. You will receive a text notification on your phone if a signal is detected.
Criminals are always on the lookout for easy targets. But it does not have to be that way. You can significantly reduce the risk of burglary for you and your family. The best way to do it is by installing new and improved home protection devices and using old ones. As your family’s safety is your number one priority, you should always be aware of the latest and best options.
Rossells Security Solutions aims to provide security for people, their assets, and their livelihoods. We assure our clients of safety that no one uninvited can come to their homes and attack or steal from them. Our home CCTV systems and full home security systems are industry-leading brands and are installed by professionals. Our installers help provide the most suitable security systems needed for every type of home. Speak to our security specialists today to learn more about how to protect your home now.