Decorating a home seems more fun than incorporating security systems in it. A fully furnished home with a high aesthetic appeal becomes an easy target for burglars. They tend to believe that a luxurious looking house has valuables of thousands of dollars; stealing them is no less than winning a jackpot. Therefore, home security should be on top of your priority list.
Nowadays, people are shifting to smart security systems as well as smart locking systems. You are not limited to simple door locks with keys whose patterns are easily traceable by the thieves. You can now shift to keying and rekeying, master key systems and various others.
You will be happy to know that with the security cams you can keep an eye on your home when away and set the security alarms for the emergency. Yeah! Now you know that home security is not an expensive thing!
Let us look at the easy ways to secure your home from burglars-
1) Set up a security system- As discussed above, smart security systems come with sensor technology that can be set to sense suspicious activities. For instance, you can set up a face reading sensor that will only open the doors for the people who faces are assimilated in the memory of the software.
However, you can go for home automation as there are plenty of options available for different budgets and every level of protection. The best way to select a security system is to inspect your neighbourhood and check the percentage of crime rate in your area. There is no fun of hopping on to the tight and expensive security when the crime rate is extremely low in your area.
2) Secure the Doors and Windows- Before securing door and windows, you must check they are in good condition. There is no point in putting a smart locking system on a weak door with loose hinges that can easily be broken with a shake. Ensure they are durable and robust else get them replaced, repaired or reinforced.
Burglars tend to find the most accessible entry points such as a window near the tree or a weak door that is usually left open and neglected. Make sure all doors and windows are locked. You can go with any choice of residential locking systems such as auto lockouts, keying and rekeying, secure locks and deadbolts and master key systems.
3) Eliminate hiding places- A beautiful landscaping with trees and shrubs may uplift the curb appeal of your house, but it becomes the best hiding place for burglars before they enter your house. If there are tall trees and shrubs on the exterior side near the foundation of your house, trim them and prune them. If there are trees near the windows either remove them or use a robust locking system. Besides, use ample lighting in your garden.
4) Use security cameras- Security cameras are the best to take hold of every single place on your premises. Security cameras can record every activity and helps you monitor each area. Get the installed.