One of the most important things in life is the day you buy your first home. You take pride in it, and love to show it off to your friends. So, how would you feel if one day your home security was compromised, and a thief stole your belongings and damaged your house? If you don’t want this to happen to your home, please continue reading for tips on how to keep your property safe.
Take a good look around your property for weak spots in your security system that you may not have yet noticed. Upon moving into a new house, ensure all the locks on doors and windows are changed. To ensure your alarm system is effective, you should be sure to hide all the wiring so no thieves can cut them. A burglar may try to find ways to disconnect your alarms. Don’t let this happen to you!
Make sure that it looks like someone is home at all times, by using things such as lighting timers or other timers that can turn on the TV or music when you are not around. Also, if you ever happen to lose your house keys, make sure you call a locksmith to have the locks changed as soon as possible. Instead of keeping your extra house keys under a door mat outside where someone can steal them, wrap the keys in plastic wrap, and bury them in the ground at a spot you will remember in your back yard.
Have you talked to your neighbours lately? Make sure they know to call the police if they see any strange behaviours occurring at your home, such as a suspicious car or person hanging around outside. Your neighbours’ vigilance can save your home from being broken into. Dogs are also good guards to have in your home, and they also make a great family friend. Usually when a burglar hears a loud, barking dog, they will stay away from your home.
Follow these tips and you are sure to have a safe and secure home for the rest of your life.