Whether you live alone or with your family, in a small apartment or a large detached home, you want to make sure that the place you live is protected 24/7. Ensuring your home is properly protected can take time, but it’ll be worth it in the long run. Don’t be one of those home-owners that wishes they’d done something sooner! Read on for pointers to help you:
Invest In A New Smart Alarm System
Smart alarm systems are fairly new, but proving to be massively helpful when it comes to protecting the home. They work well, and will alert you if an intrusion takes place. You can set many of them up so that they alert the emergency services. Many smart alarm systems can be linked up with different systems in your home too, so you can easily control everything from one place. Although pricy at first, this will likely be one of the best things you have in your home.
Start An Active Neighbourhood Watch
Neighbourhood watch is a free and simple way to make sure your home is protected, especially when you can’t be there. Meet up with your neighbours and discuss security in your area, and what you can do to improve upon it. Many of you will likely also agree to look out for and check on one another’s homes when you go away on a trip or on holiday. If a thief or criminal knows that a neighbourhood watch is active in the area, they are much less likely to strike.
Hire Outside Services To Help
If you are genuinely concerned about the safety of your home, you can hire outside services to help you keep a look out and deter criminals. Things like residential security patrols are becoming increasingly popular and can help you to perform regular property checks – especially helpful for high profile, vulnerable, or elderly families.
Put Up Signs To Deter Criminals
By putting up signs, you can encourage criminals to change their mind when they enter your street or come across your home. A simple ‘beware of the Rottweiler’ sign many be a complete lie, but a criminal will usually leave the scene rather than risk it.
Keep Valuables Hidden Away
Above all else, you need to make sure you keep your valuables hidden away. If you leave your keys by an open window (or even a window that will be easy to break into) it’ll be no wonder if your home becomes a target. Don’t let thieves and criminals see what they could be getting when they go past your home. Be discreet, and ensure that privacy is your number one concern.
These pointers will help you in protecting your home 24/7, even when you can’t be there. Above all else, make sure you have the appropriate level of insurance cover, just in case something should happen. Insurance won’t stop it, but it will stop you from being left in the lurch with hefty bills. Leave your own thoughts and tips below!