Tips to Protect Your Biggest Investment – Your Home
We do so much to protect our biggest investment such as annual home maintenance; however, many homeowners don’t put too much thought into home security to protect their investment. After finding that over eight million homes were burglarized last year with over $16 billion in property damage, I have come up with some tips to help you keep your home secure so you are not another statistic.
Home Security Tips
Around the yard – If you have windows that are hidden by trees or bushes, cut them back. Hidden windows are easy targets for would be criminals. Keep all entry points to your home in the open to help deter burglars.
Outside Lighting – It’s affordable and easy to install security lights all around your home. Anywhere a thief can gain entry to your home, add a light that will turn on by their motion, especially at areas of the front and back doors, garages and other buildings on your property.
Locks – Make sure all your windows lock properly and make sure your doors lock securely each time you lock them. Replace any locks or latches that are not locking correctly.
Keys – Keep up with your home’s keys. Keep your keys in a safe and secure place so you will never have to worry about them disappearing when you have guests or contractors in your home.
Keep quiet – Think about what you say before you say it when it involves big ticket purchases for your home. Don’t go bragging to your family or friends or on social media that you just bought a 60 inch smart TV.
Alarm systems – An alarm system is probably the best way to keep your home secure. Most security companies will install the system for free or for a low cost. And, many offer remote systems, security cameras and 24 hour monitoring.