01 Apr How To Secure Your Home
In this video we will be covering the best way to secure your home from burglars.
Step 1 – be to securely lock up your house, Mortise locks will provide the best security. Back and side doors are most commonly used by burglars.
If you like to leave your back door open during the summer, it is wise to use a security chain for protection.
Make sure you fit good locks on your windows as well!
Step 2 – have an alarm system installed in your home.
Most alarm systems are controlled by a 4-digit code. Avoid picking your date of birth.
Step 3 – Take outdoor precautions. Sensor activated lights are cheap and fitted for the outside of your house. They work great for detouring thieves!
Trim large bushes that may be obscuring in front of the house. They provide great coverage for thieves to hide behind.
Step 4 – Property marking. For large items use an ultraviolet pen to right on your belongings.
Make sure to rewrite on them every year, as the marking will fade over time.
Take clear pictures of the smaller items you have.
Step 5 – Know your neighbors, your neighbors are your biggest ally for keeping your home safe.
If you trust them enough, provide them with a spare set of keys so they can watch over your house when you are away.
If there isn’t already a neighborhood watch, be proactive and set one up. There are many websites for organizing neighborhood watches.