Your home is your safe haven, and unfortunately, there are some people that will try and compromise that. No matter where you live, there’s always a risk of burglaries, and that’s a scary concept! It’s understandable that you want to protect your family and your possessions at all costs, but it can be difficult to know where to start. Whether you’ve heard reports of burglaries in your area, or just want to make your home as safe as possible, check out these excellent tips to improve safety at home.
Make it look like someone is home
One of the best ways of deterring thieves is by making it look like someone is home at all times. This could be by leaving a light on, or a pair of shoes by the front door. While it’s possible that some thieves may still attempt to break in, the majority of the time burglaries happen when your home looks empty. Leaving some form of noise such as the TV or radio on will also help deter intruders.
Install extra security measures and be Safe At Home
Another great way of deterring thieves is by making it difficult to gain access to your home in the first place! You can buy a multitude of Access Hardware such as smart locks and deadbolts to make gaining access a challenge. If you have a driveway, consider adding a lockable gate too so that intruders can’t easily enter your land and lurk outside.
Get to know your neighbors
It’s always a good idea to get to know your neighbors so you can have each other’s backs. Good neighbors will be on the lookout for unusual activity and are great for putting out bins and emptying the letterbox when you’re away. You may also choose to set up security cameras with your neighbors to keep an eye out for unusual activity.
Keep bushes and hedges trimmed
Thieves need places to hide and scope out the property before gaining access. Not only will your garden look neater, but there’ll be nowhere for potential thieves and intruders to hide.
Keep external doors locked
This sounds like an obvious one, but you’d be surprised at how many people don’t lock their external doors when they are at home – or even when they leave their home for a short time! Don’t give thieves the chance to easily gain entry to your home by ensuring your external doors are locked at all times. It also prevents young children from leaving the house and wandering into potentially dangerous situations.
Don’t leave a spare key in an obvious place
You need a spare key just in case you do lose your current one. However, many people make the mistake of leaving their spare key in obvious places such as under the doormat or under a rock by the side of their door. If you must keep your spare key on your property, make sure you’re crafty with where you hide it. Alternatively, leave your spare key with one of your trusted neighbors or a family member that lives closeby.
As you can see, by using these tips your home will be a much safer place to live. Don’t give intruders any chance to compromise your safe haven!Love Lilla xx