How to Know if Your Home is Safe

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Keeping our homes safe is more than just simply protecting our home it’s protecting our families. Many people are unaware of how to make sure their home is safe for their family. When you have a family you want to make sure that they are loved well and always safe. One of the absolute best ways you can do this is by making sure they live in a safe home.

 

Keep Closed

Don’t leave doors, windows, and garages open. It wasn’t too long ago when I heard of a resident in my neighborhood that had a police officer knock on his door at sunset requesting that he close his garage door. The officer was simply trying to protect this resident from being an easy target for unwanted guests. Just because you lock your doors doesn’t mean you should leave windows cracked or garages open. Closed windows, closed doors, and closed garages communicate to a potential burglar that you take measures to protect your home and family.

 

Locks

Locks were invented for a reason; you need to use them. Lock your doors. Lock your windows. Lock your cars. If a thief is on the prowl through your neighborhood then their first and easiest targets will be homes and vehicles with unlocked doors. Unlocked doors provide an opportunity for a burglar to break in without the risk of alarms or security systems going haywire and alerting both neighbors and police about the thief’s presence. Most of the time burglars will stay away from locked belongings, homes, and automobiles in the hope for easier targets.

 

Guard Dog

Have you ever seen the “beware of dog” signs on your neighbor’s home even though you know good and well that they don’t have a dog? This sign is a brilliant psychological play against the thief’s attempt to rob you. The burglar will more than likely assume you have a dog and most burglars wont to steal from easy targets. If a thief does not want to deal with watching eyes, potential time in prison, and alarm systems then the last thing they want to deal with is a loud and aggressive dog impeding their efforts. It would be better if you had an actual dog to back this sign up but if you don’t have a dog then buy this sign and make it visible.

 

Security

One of the greatest aspects of living in 2013 is that we have access to the best security systems that have ever been known to man. Security systems alert local officers of a break in and have numerous features that allow you to control how you protect your home. When I chose Smith Monitoring I was impressed with the function that allows me to monitor activity around my house through their smart phone app. Smith Monitoring specializes in Stafford home security systems and West Lake Hills home security systems.Smith installed a camera outside my home as well as a viewing panel inside my home so that I can always be aware of anyone approaching my home.

 

Author Bio: Ally is a writer, wife, youth mentor, and health nut. Follow her blogs for all the current trends on home, health, and family.