How To Secure Your Home
If your house is adequately illuminated and equipped with security systems that slow burglars down, they will not consider it an easy target. Take a step to ensure that your home doesn’t become a target for theft or vandalism. By taking basic safety steps, you may protect yourself and your property while saving money on your insurance rates.
Securing all entrances
The doors and windows of homes are the most vulnerable. Strong deadbolt locks and window bars may prevent forced entry. Consider using motion sensors and security cameras to monitor key entry points while you’re away.
Examine all doors
The door is a thief’s most accessible entry point. Indeed, roughly 34% of burglars enter via the front door, generally their initial try. If your door has a mail slot, be sure no one can open it with their hand or a tool. A peephole enables you to see unexpected visitors and is far safer than a glass pane or smaller aperture.
Your door may be fitted with deadbolts, strike plates, and intelligent locks. Video doorbells, smart locks, and other home security technology may help secure your home.
A metal or wood solid-core door is more secure than a hollow door. Contrary to popular belief, thieves seldom pick locks to gain entrance via a front door; instead, they knock it down with force. It would be best to reinforce the front door with a door reinforcement plate and a door jamb reinforcement kit. These two kits are simple to install with essential home tools and a little effort.
A safety bar secures sliding glass doors to the interior floor track. Sliding doors are popular with robbers due to their flimsy latches. A forceful kick to the bottom of the slider may be used to gain leverage and open the door. For enhanced security, we recommend a floor bolt or foot lock.
Upgrade the windows to secure your home
Burglars are constantly looking for an opening. Make sure your windows are secure and lock them before leaving or going to bed.
Unfortunately, window locks are generally weak and ineffectual against physical force. Glass may be reinforced with window security film, window bars, or dowels. The following ideas may help you secure your windows:
- Install window sensors that alert you to damaged windows. Specific sensors will alert you through your phone if they sense motion or a glass break.
- Pin locks allow for partial window opening while retaining security. Advanced pinless variations are also available.
- Install drapes for privacy and security.
- Prickly or thorny bushes may act as natural barriers.
- Use impact-resistant safety glass in extreme cases. It is excellent for little windows that are seldom opened.
Keep a safe garage
Due to the door’s fragility, burglars may quickly jimmy a latch and pull, punch, or kick the door in. Close the garage door, lock the latch, and secure the inside door.
If you park your car outside, don’t clip your garage door opener inside. Burglars may smash your Glass and enter your garage with a simple button click.
Consider a home automation system that automatically shuts your garage door when you open it. Moveable lights in the garage may also help prevent intruders.
Try to disengage the garage opener before you leave. Better still, protect the door itself to deter attackers. Drill a hole in the track exactly above a roller and fasten it with a padlock.