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Your home is the most important investment you will ever make. Not to mention all of your belongings and memories inside of it. It’s your sanctuary that needs to feel safe and secure at all times. Here are a few tips to help you improve its security without spending tons of money.
You need to see the loopholes in your home security. This can easily be done by walking around your property and inspecting it inside and out.
Think like a criminal and wipe out their hiding spots entrances before you become a target.
Speak With Local Law Enforcers
Contact the local police force and ask them if they will come and take a look around your home to help you improve your security. They can offer some valuable insight which can make a real difference.
Know Your Community
Your local community plays an integral role in home security. You should research and learn more about it. The more you know the better.
You need to take time out of your busy routine and meet with your neighbors. You never know when they could help you out. Engage people on the street so you can watch out for any suspicious activity as a team.
Being aware of your surroundings and noting anything important can sometimes make all the difference.
The right ambiance can mean the difference between a vulnerable and a well-secured home. If you are changing your lights, make sure they don’t make your home a target. You can try a motion-sensitive fixture. They come in handy at night.
You can also use automatic timers which you can control remotely to turn the lights on and off. These changes can give the impression that you are home even if not. Bonus!
Don’t Show Off
Even if you went on a shopping spree, you don’t need to tell the world about it. This is what the thieves are looking for. Newly delivered boxes are gold for them, and it promotes porch pirating. Therefore you better have them delivered somewhere enclosed, always ask for a signature delivery, or make sure someone is home to receive it.
Trash and recycling can give criminals potential clues as to what might be in your house. Be careful what you throw out because they might give away a new purchase and entice thieves.
Make locking your doors, turning on the alarm, and shutting any open windows a daily routine.
Don’t leave spare keys outside. But if you do, leave them out of common places like under the mat, or a planter. Those places are way too obvious.
See who is at the door before opening it. This is where old fashion peepholes and camera doorbell systems are super useful.
Don’t put valuable items outside or in windows where they will be visible to the street. It is better not to tempt anyone with your new goodies.
Never let others see you set or disable the alarm especially strangers. This is just asking for them to rob you when you are gone.
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Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.