Make Sure Your Home Is Secure This Winter

As the days are slowly getting darker quicker, it makes people feel more alert in terms of danger and safety, and this is understandable and normal. People do tend to experience more potential thefts during the coming wintertime because it’s darker, making things easier to steal. So if you have a home that may not be as safe as it could be, you should start taking the time to change that. Don’t risk leaving things too late. It’s not worth it.

Image Credit James DeMers
Image Credit: James DeMers (Pixabay)

Inspect your doors.

The doors, as you know, are the source that you use in order to enter your home and rooms. They are what protect you from uninvited guests. So they should be your strongest form of defense against anything you want to keep out.

What kind of condition are your doors in? Are they fitted properly or have they dropped? Are there any cracks or gaps around the formation? Have they been properly treated to keep them strong? – These are all important things that you need to think about, not just “Did I close it properly?” You may even want to reinforce your door frames if they’re rather old, as this will just make everything a lot more secure.

Check your locks.

Your front and back door are the first places a burglar will try, so you should always make sure that they are locked properly – even when you’re in the house. You should never just assume that because you have turned the key that that’s enough. There are many ways of still getting in whether that be lock snapping or a copy key (which are easy enough to be made if the burglar can figure out the brand).If you have any doubts about how good your locks really are, call in a professional and get them to test their level of security.

Intruder alarms and other gadgets.

A lot of people don’t actually have an intruder alarm or camera because they assume that it’s being a little too over dramatic and unnecessary. If you’re lucky enough to have never experienced any type of break it – that’s understandable, but these can not only prevent a burglar, but can even end up saving your life by alerting you before someone dangerous manages to get into your home. The benefits of having an axis security camera for your home are too good to pass down. Not only will you be able to have your home put under surveillance, but you can even access the live camera footage on your phone or android so you can check up on things no matter where you are or what you’re doing.

Install outdoor light sensors.

Light sensors are a great way of scaring off any potential burglar as they will be able to pick up and detect any motion around your home, not only alerting you, but scaring the possible threat with a bright light pointing directly at them. Just make sure that you get a system that can be managed from inside your home so that it can be truly effective, and always consider your neighbors too.

 

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