A monitored home security system is the most comprehensive way to ensure that your home is fully protected from home invasion. That being said, there are several common sense home security measures that you can take to help make your home less tempting for potential thieves, whether or not you have a home security system in place. Here is a list of 6 easy home safety tips that you should follow now, without special equipment or training, to avoid a home invasion.
Trees and fences
The first step in a calculated effort to enter your home begins with surveillance. Scammers learn your habits and monitor the house, looking for weaknesses and places around your home to break in without being seen by you or your neighbors. Be careful to keep trees and shrubs close to your pruned home so there are fewer places to hide when trying to invade your property. No invader wants to be discovered by circling your home or taking the time to force or break a lock. If all your windows and doors are free of hidden stains, they will often decide that the risk of being caught is too great to even attempt.
The classic places for keys!
Admit it. You have “hidden” a key for a friend or relative to give them access to your home to feed the cat while you are away or in case you lose your own key. Even if you didn’t do it yourself, you know someone who did it. If we all know this little “secret”, don’t you think that even a stupid thief would also be aware of this trend? Don’t do that! An intruder much prefers to have quiet and easy access, perhaps not even arouse the suspicions of neighbors if they are seen, rather than having to break a window or force a door. The first place that any worthy crook will check out will be under your doormat, nearby rocks, around heating or cooling units, nestled in bushes or mailboxes. If the key can be found, it will be.
Light and inspiration
Few things depicted in movies and on television are as easy to do in real life as they appear on screen. Unfortunately, kicking a door with a properly placed foot is really as easy to do as in movies if you know what you’re doing. When you lock your door with a traditional lock, there is only half an inch or more of metal inserted into the frame of your door through the lock, leaving room for brute force entry.
The installation and use of a dead end in each front door makes this seemingly superhuman feat virtually impossible. A dormant stick usually adheres to your door frame at about 2 to 3 inches or more, which means that even if sufficient force is applied to the lock area and the door flexes, you are still protected from intruders. Keep in mind that a dead end only works if you actually use it and make sure you lock it every time you leave the house.
Set your security routine
Burglaries are often crimes of opportunity rather than pre-planned efforts. Criminals will prowl a neighborhood and simply test all the doors and windows they encounter, hoping to find easy prey. Don’t give these opportunists easy access to your loved ones or property. Before you leave your home every day, take a few seconds to make sure all your windows and doors are locked and locked. If this helps, establish a routine to remember every day. As you leave each room in the direction of the front door, make it a habit to ensure that the windows are completely closed and locked. Have you finished your morning shower? Check the window. Have you finished making your morning coffee? Test this window above the sink while you rinse the coffee maker.
Garbage bins: at the last moment!
Electronic shopping is super exciting and we know that all you’re thinking about at the time is unpacking, setting it up and running it, ready to watch, play or listen. While you revel in the excitement of your new toy, you randomly throw the boxes next to your trash can for garbage. While these boxes are designed to advertise to customers the cool gadgets that were in this package, what they are doing now is advertising the cool new gadgets inside your home for thieves.
Burglars roam residential streets and use these packages as attractive reasons to line your home and look for weaknesses so that your new toys can now be their own. Instead of leaving what’s like a flashing neon sign on your sidewalk, completely break down the boxes and fold them into your garbage cans or garbage cans. If they don’t come home, store them in your home or garage until the day of the trash can, only dropping them off at the last minute.
Light up the situation
We have already talked about how house invaders do not want to be seen and will be drawn to homes with hiding places around them. During the day, they are often behind bushes and trees overgrown with vegetation. At night, it’s any dark corner. Outdoor lighting is not just about getting up and down the aisle safely or lighting the terrace for the holidays.
A well-lit perimeter makes thieves less likely to target your home because there is no room for them to be seen. Everything from a traditional outdoor light lit with a switch near the door to a lighting triggered by a movement. Be sure to replace the burnt bulbs as soon as they are noticed to keep your perimeter lit.