Keeping your home safe and secure should be one of your top priorities as a homeowner, or family member. Your home should be a place of relaxation and security, it is your property, and should provide you the comfort and protection you deserve. When someone decides to intrude on your property, or in your home, you can be in serious danger or at the very least, unsure about being safe in your own home.
Preventing this jarring psychological trauma from happening in your home, or to your property, is much easier than you think. So if you are looking for ways to secure your home against any would-be intruders, this information will have your back.
A general alarm system is always a good route to go with. These coded pin pads are connected to other security features of the house (if you own them) or are used for a singular location. One of the ways that these systems work best is that they give off a high pitch, unavoidable noise that scares intruders off. The unmistakable sound alerts you, your family, or your neighbors from someone creeping around your lawn or attempting to break into your home. Not only that, but some alarm systems will alert the company who can dispatch an officer to your home, or contacts you via text or phone call to let you know if any suspicious activity is reported by your system.
The general home alarm system or unit is typically located near your front door, because it becomes set after you activate before leaving your home, and must be turned off once you arrive home so it does not mistake you for an intruder. This is usually for the front door, but often times these systems can be used in conjunction with window alarms that will work to the same effect. Windows are an intruders best friend, as a lot of people simply forget to lock them, or they are easy to break into. The height of a video may entice someone to get into a house, but once the alarm system is armed, and the window is either opened or broken, the alarm will go off just like the front door. It is important to know what points of entry an intruder may try to take advantage of, and protect them for any future issues. Always better to prevent than to react.
Monitor and Protect Your Car
An interesting fact that not many people know is that most cars built-in alarm system does not actually work, or it is not very good, at least. This is disheartening when you consider how likely it is that your car will be broken into at some point. While protecting a home may be as easy as installing an alarm system, there cannot be as simple a way to protect your vehicle, right? Wrong, in fact, there is a very good way to do so. Night-vision dash cams can help keep your car safe at night from potential car vandalism. With their ability to see in the dark, a night-vision dash cam is not only great for driving at night, but also good for catching any intruders on your property or rifling through your vehicle. Car hopping (breaking into cars) is a really common way that people will try to intrude inside or around your home, so keep any belongings out of your car, put in a camera, and you might end up catching someone in the act.
Build a Fence
It is an old school method, but it is effective. Fencing off your yard and house can cause an intruder to think twice about hopping into your yard, because their crime committing capabilities just become more complicated. Not only is it a good preventative method to deter intruders, they can actually help spruce up the look of your house. Why not go even further and get a dog to protect the other side of the fence, and give a burglar a nasty surprise if they jump over your gate.
Protecting your home is important. You spent countless hours of your life making it look nice, spending your hard earned money on yourself and family, and turning your home into your own place of relaxation. When someone has the selfish idea to break into your home or onto your property, that can undo years of work you helped accomplish. So take these tips into consideration to help you protect your home from would-be intruders, and keep you, your family, and your home safe.