Home Security Tips For 2019
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A new year starts with many new year resolutions, which are often forgotten after a few months go by. These may include cutting out sweets, exercising regularly, keeping in touch with old friends, quitting smoking, and most importantly, being more alert about home security. Every other resolution can be ignored but when it comes to home security, this should become a habit and in fact be on your priority list.
It is not too late to promise yourself that every night before going to bed you will never forget to lock the front door, close the windows, and set the burglar alarm. Xpress Locksmith have a list of some home security tips that you should adopt in your daily life to keep you and your family safe!
1. Do a security walkthrough
Inspect your home, starting from the outside to see if there is any damage to the doors or windows. Make sure your security alarm works fine and the batteries in the fire alarm are installed. All security measures in your home should be working to match your home insurance policy requirements.
2. Get into some good home habits
Always remember to set the burglar alarm before leaving the house or before going to bed. Even if you have the most expensive burglar alarm installed, it is useless if you forget to set it up. Also, never leave your front door open even if you are going away for a few minutes. A few minutes is all it takes for a burglar to rob your house.
3. Consider a security update
Burglars find ways to break into your home and cut open the toughest locks. That is why it is important that you consider investing in a security update or a lock with a more advanced model. Keep your home under surveillance by installing a couple of cameras at visible points around your home to deter potential thieves.
4. Make it look like you are in
An empty house is an easy target for burglars. By faking that someone is still home even when you all are out can protect your house from a break in. Invest in light timers that have lamps going on and off throughout the day to give the impression that someone is inside. A television replicator simulates scene changes so to anyone lurking nearby, it would seem that you are inside watching tv.