Every single homeowner and renter worries about their security. The home is a fortress, sure, but it’s still got weak spots where try-hard criminals press down on so that they can break in and take advantage. You do not want them to take that advantage of your house, so don’t be an easy target for them to use. The harder it is to get into your house, the faster they’ll give up if they try. The question is whether or not you have put together enough security for your home to make it safe in the first place.
From garage door replacement to a more robust material to put fencing around your home, you need to think about what you could do to make sure that your home and belongings are protected. You can add value to your home when you add better security to it, and below, we’ve got some of the best ways that you can ensure that your home is more secure. The condos in Mississauga have it which gives them peace of mind.
- The best protection that you could give your home is physical stuff. Think obstacles that will get in the way of anyone getting to the windows and doors of your house. You want fences and barriers outside the house, and while you can’t put an electric fence around the house, you can always have durable fences around the outer area of the house. You should ensure that both the fences and the gate are alarmed, and you need to think about how motion sensors could work on the outside.
- If you have large windows at the front of your home, cover them. Add a net curtain or blinds. People have a habit of staring into houses as they walk past; don’t let your house be one of those that are stared at. Instead, don’t be a target. Think about how you can keep your home as uninteresting as possible so people won’t want to break in.
- Trim back the bushes and foliage at the front of the house so that you can take away the hiding spot of a would-be burglar. Your visibility for your front yard is essential, and with that in mind, get some CCTV installed over your garage and the front of your house. The better you can see your front and back yards, the better.
- If you have a love for dogs, it’s time to get one. Your dog will be a natural deterrent for anyone trying to get into your house, especially if you have any signs that you have a dog on the premises.
- Be creative about where you keep your keys. No hooks by the door or tables by the windows should hold any keys of any description. Also, try to avoid any hiding spots for your keys and just think about putting them away in pockets and drawers.
- Getting involved in your neighborhood watch is a good idea. Vigilance in the place that you live in will keep everyone safe as well as your own family.
What's Your Reaction?
Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.