4 Tips To Keep Your Home Secure

It’s not nice to think about the fact that there are people out there who want to break into people’s homes and steal their things. Still, these people do exist, which is why it’s so important to make our homes as safe and secure as possible so they don’t steal our hard-earned and much-loved items. If you make it hard for someone to break into your home, they are much more likely to give up and leave it alone. Here are some ways to make your home safer and less likely to be broken into.

 Take A Look

First, you should look at the outside of your house to see if there are any places a burglar could try to get in. Look for your weaknesses so you can fix them when you find them. Think like someone who wants to break into your house and really look at the windows to see if they can be opened. Can you see any expensive art, devices, electronics, or fixtures in plain sight?), the doors (are there keys hanging on the inside that can be taken?), the gate to the backyard, and so on? If you aren’t sure, talk to your local police department. They will be able to tell you what to watch out for. They might even be able to come to your house and check things out for themselves. Change what needs to be changed to keep thieves away for good.

 Keep It Nice 

There are many reasons why it’s important to keep the outside of your home looking nice, but one of the most surprising is that it helps keep your home safe. If a burglar sees a house with a weedy yard, a peeling front door, and a roof that needs fixing, they will know that the owner doesn’t care much about their property. What’s the meaning of that? It means that there will be a way in, like a broken window pane that hasn’t been fixed yet or a loose door knob that can be snapped off and the door unlocked through the slot. Keep your house looking nice and in good shape by cleaning up the yard (you could even plant prickly bushes by the windows as an extra preventative measure), getting a good roofing company to fix the roof, painting the front door, and fixing anything that breaks as soon as possible.

 Change The Locks 

After settling into your new house, one of the first things you should do is change the locks. Previous owners may have provided the realtor with a set of keys, but it doesn’t rule out the possibility of other sets being in the hands of a wide variety of individuals. Consider the instances in which you either actually did or were tempted to provide someone with a spare key to your home. Someone in your social or family circle, in your community, or in your circle of business contacts could be the one. You can rest easy knowing that your home is more secure when you get the locks changed. There should be no question regarding who, at any time, can unlock your door.

 Leave The Radio On 

Last but not least, if you’re going to be away from home, leave the radio on and turn it up so loudly that it can be heard at the front door (or the back one). As a finishing touch, turn down your doorbell. Now, if someone were to ring your doorbell to see if you were home and you didn’t answer, they might wonder if you didn’t hear the doorbell over the radio. Most thieves won’t even try to break in if there’s even a hint of doubt.

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