Tips to Keep Your House Safe and Secure – No matter how “good” the neighborhood you live in is and how nice your neighbors are, there’s always that lingering fear that your house is never safe enough and that something might happen.
It probably won’t, but the risk is always there, so many of us like to take all the necessary precautions, in order to have peace of mind.
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Become familiar with your neighbors
We are growing increasingly distant from our fellow neighbors, and that’s not a good thing. You see, it’s good to have someone you trust to look out for your home when you’re on vacation or at work.
Whether you need them to water your plants or alert the police when they see something suspicious, it’s always best to have someone close-by on your side.
Invest in a really good security system
Yes, this can be pricy, but being robbed blind is even pricier, don’t you think? If you can afford it, don’t think twice about it and just get a security system that you know will not fail you.
Security cameras may seem like overkill, but this way, you have “eyes” everywhere and absolute control over who and when steps onto your property and into your house.
Don’t hesitate to change your locks
If you have any kind of suspicion that someone may have tried to break into your home or that someone who has the keys but no longer lives here (another tenant, a former friend, roommate, or lover, an ex-spouse, etc.) has attempted or even managed to enter your house, change your locks as soon as possible.
Always lock everything – especially when you’re away
No brainer? Not quite. You’d be surprised at how many people fail to lock their doors. Or they lock those, but they leave their garage doors open or their back doors unlocked.
Remember to close your blinds
I’m serious; people have curtains for a reason, and it’s not only so the sun doesn’t get in or neighbors don’t see you naked. Especially if you live in a house or on the ground floor, people will be able to see everything in your house and spot valuables from a mile away. So be careful and keep your blinds shut.