For many people their home is the most valuable investment that they will make. The majority of your valuable possessions reside within your home, as well as your loved ones and yourself. With crime and theft an ever increasing possibility, it is important to take the necessary steps to protect your home, possessions, loved ones, and yourself. The following are some steps you can take to improve your home’s security.
1. Install a Bump Proof Lock
A lock works by aligning pins. Once the pins are aligned the lock can be turned and the door unlocked. One way to unlock a door is by using the right key which aligns the pins simply by inserting the key into the door knob. Unfortunately, this can be exploited by people attempting to gain entry to your home for malicious reasons. A common method is to use a “bump Key”. A bump key can be inserted and taken out of your doorknob quickly until all the pins are aligned, unlocking your door. Fortunately, you can prevent this scenario from ever happening by installing bump proof locks for the entry doors to your home.
2. Get a dog
Dogs were initially bred to accompany humans while hunting. As time went by, dog breeding got more sophisticated and different dogs were bred for different purposes. Certain dogs, like sheepdogs, were bred to assist farmers in herding sheep. Meanwhile, other dogs like the labradoodle, were bred to be hypoallergenic, not shed, and be a close, affectionate companions. There are certain dogs that were specifically bred as guard dogs, they are smart, loyal companions that follow orders and will go to any length to protect you and your home. These dog breeds include the Giant Schnauzer, Akita, German Sheppard, and many more.
3. Install a CCTV
A CCTV (closed circuit television) is a great way to upgrade your homes security. It will act both as a deterrent, and insurance if something does happen. It is proven that homes with a CCTV (video surveillance) system installed experience far less break ins than homes without one. They act as a deterrent for criminals. However, if you are put in the unfortunate situation of experiencing a break in, then a CCTV security system will greatly help the police find whoever gained unlawful entry into your home.
4.Maintain Existing Locks
Most things we use on a daily basis require maintenance. Your car needs constant oil changes, new tires, and even the occasional car wash. The locks you have in your home are no different. In order to make sure that your locks are keeping you safe it is important that you perform maintenance on your already existing locks. If you do not do so you may compromise the safety of your home, possessions, loved ones, and yourself.
5. Install an Alarm System
A high security alarm system is a great way to ensure the safety of your home from unlawful intruders. It has to be activated with a code that should only be known by the current residents of the home. Once activated it is ready to be triggered. If an intruder breaks into your home the alarm will make a sound and quickly notify the authorities. Installing a high security alarm system works as a great deterrent method for keeping you and your family safe inside of your home.
Your home is where you, your loved ones, and your valuables reside. That is why it is extremely important to make sure that your home’s security is up to date. Some methods you can use to upgrade the security of your home is by installing an alarm system, maintaining existing locks, getting a guard dog, installing a bump proof key, and many more.