It is up to you as a homeowner to make sure you keep your home safe. While you might think that getting an alarm is all you need, think again. There are many things you can do to make your house secure.
It is crucial that you change the locks as soon as you move into a new residence. You don’t know who might have a key. To make sure you are the sole person with access to the home, engage the services of a locksmith. In addition, replace your locks if your keys ever get lost.
Do not hide your key in a mailbox or other well-known location. Instead, put your key in paper or aluminum foil and place it in a small container. After you do this, bury it in a spot in your yard where people would not think to look. This can help keep your home safe from unwanted guests.
Sit your family down and create a fire escape plan depending on what region of the house you are in. This is crucial, as it will serve as the quickest plan to leave the house safely and effectively in an emergency. Practice your plan with your family as these few hours can save lives.
Keep your external home wiring under cover. You don’t want your wiring to be obvious to the wrong types of people. Not only does it invite the risk of a criminal cutting your phones and electricity, it also is often something thieves seek out! Copper (often in wires) can be sold for a decent price.
Motion-sensor lights can alert you of a robbery before it even happens. These are lights that turn on whenever any living thing gets too close to your home. You will be alerted to movement, but most importantly, it will deter burglars or at least make you aware of their presence. Just remember to change out the bulbs every so often so the lights remain in working order.
While it might seem like a lot of work, it is imperative that you do all you can to ensure the safety of your home and your family. Follow Apache Moving & Storage on Facebook for useful homeowner tips and tricks.