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5 Simple Security Tips

Every property owner wants to ensure that their home has the right security systems installed. This is why they invest in CCTV cameras, alarm systems, digital locks and lock systems that use smart technology. While all of these are good options and help improve the security levels of your property, there are some other things you need to keep in view in order to reduce the chances of criminals entering your home. Here are five simple security tips to keep in view:

  1. Secure The Exterior Doors

The front door becomes an easy entry point for criminals, especially if you are lax in ensuring that it is properly bolted at all times. Even if you are in the backyard, make it a point to lock your front door as this will protect your home from a possible break-in by thieves and burglars. Check whether your front door is sturdy and that the hinges have the right amount of protection. You can reinforce exterior doors with:

  • Strike plates
  • Deadbolts
  • Mortice locks
  • Digital locks
  • Video doorbells

If you have sliding glass doors leading out to your landscape, make sure that these are well-protected too. For example, you can install glass break sensors or glass door sensors in these areas. Place timber dowels or even metal wedges in the window tracks to prevent the sliding doors from being pushed open from the outside.

  1. Never Leave Ground Floor Windows Open

Windows are the other common entry points for thieves, but most windows don’t have very strong latches and provide insufficient protection. It’s a good idea to replace old and flimsy locks with ones that are operated by keys. In addition, you can:

  • Install window bars
  • Install window sensors or the latest glass break sensors
  • Use a window security film to reinforce the glass panes
  • Install thorny bushes under all the first-floor windows, making sure that they are trimmed at regular intervals
  1. Have Good Outdoor Lighting

 Regardless of the types of security systems you have in the outdoor areas of your home, make sure that all the yard spaces and pool areas are well-illuminated. This will act as a deterrent to criminals like trespassers, vandals, thieves, and burglars. Make sure that all the entry points to your property are lit well. You can install motion sensor lights, and these will get switched on when any kind of movement is detected in the outdoor spaces.

Not only is this a great way to scare away the perpetrators, but will also alert you to the presence of intruders. In addition to having the right kind of lighting, you should also consider getting night vision CCTV cameras installed. This will help capture activity in the exterior spaces, even in low light conditions.

  1. Make Sure Your Garage Is Secure

Garages are known to be one of the most vulnerable points in a home, from a security perspective. This is because most attached garages have internal doors leading into the house. If you have an old style garage door opener, tech-savvy burglars can easily crack the code. Consider replacing an old opener with an advanced one that has rolling codes. This is quite effective in preventing garage door break-ins.

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