New Homeowner? 6 Ways You Can Help Secure Your Home and Protect Your Family and Assets
Are you the proud owner of a new home? Congratulations! Hopefully, you are taking the steps necessary to protect your new investment from crime. According to the F.B.I., In 2013, there were an estimated 1,928,465 burglaries in the United States, and 74% of those burglaries were residences. There once was a time when simply locking your windows and doors was all that was needed to secure your home—but this is no longer the case. We have to approach the idea of home security while covering all bases to truly be protected. Here are some tips to help:
1. Close the curtains and blinds at night.
Leaving the curtains or blinds open at night (whether the lights are on or off), is simply welcoming criminals to take a look at what you have inside.
2. Install motion-activated lights outside.
Motion-activated lights are fairly inexpensive, will deter burglars, and will also help add some extra light to assist your infrared night vision security cameras.
3. Install a Security Camera System.
Install security cameras in your home and outside to protect yourself. If your house is burglarized without cameras, good luck in finding the culprits—however, with security cameras, you may be able to identify the criminals, pinpoint the time of the burglary, and assist the police officers with their investigation.
4. Install a security Alarm system.
The combination of security alarms and security cameras is nearly foolproof in deterring thieves and bringing them to justice.
5. Invest in shatter-safe unbreakable security windows.
This will prevent burglars from entering through what is usually one of the most vulnerable areas in houses- the windows.
6. Get a Best Friend.
Dogs are one of the best alarm systems around. They can detect an intruder long before you can, and the barking will usually scare away an intruder before they even try to break in.
Read more at: Denver Security Blog.