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Homeowner Tips for Boosting Home Security

Owning a home doesn’t simply ends with digging the foundation and building up a roof or a door, there’s more to just providing shelter to the family and a place to stay- and that is SECURITY.  Gone are those days when using padlocks, dogs set up just by the doorstep are the home security trend. As a homeowner protecting your family and your property even when you are away for vacations, business travels, family get-away or simply going to work every day leaving the house with no one is a necessity. When securing your loved ones, real love isn’t applicable anymore, better take steps in boosting your old school security measures, as burglars and thieves are much more informed than you with the latest trend of breaking into houses.

Regularly inspect door locks and windows

The most popular place a thief or anyone can bust into your house is your window. Always check for possible small holes where a person is enough to pass through or some easy way in just like glass windows without metal grills or bars which can be easily dismantled or better yet set up metal racks on your windows. If you don’t wholly trust your gates, put up one or two door locks and don’t just simply hide your keys under flower pots or floor mats under your doorstep, chances are it’s a no-sweat way in for burglars.

Invest in Security Measures Wisely

Don’t get intimidated immediately with just simply having offered by your neighbor to watch over your property while you’re away. In these days, you can’t easily trust people especially those who see how you went in and out of your house every day, those who know most of your daily routine. When looking for a wider variety of security measures, investing in an alarm system that will give you signals enough for you to call for help in rescuing your loved ones is one. It can provide you warnings on what happened on your property and respond in the most immediate time.

Set-up and Monitor your house with Home Security Cameras

As a homeowner, you might want to keep up with what is new and make use of technological advancement and the internet in providing home security such as the new trend of home security cameras. Setting up security cameras doesn’t necessarily mean you have to pay for a very expensive cost. Some internet provider offers an affordable plan that caters internet-connected security cameras with the advantage that you can watch over your family even when you are away through safety devices.

It’s no longer an argument of “is it necessary” or “we just need another padlock,” break-ins don’t just happen in the middle of the night but in broad daylight with or without you inside the house. Note that there is a worst case of a burglary reported which end up having loved ones resulting in an assault.

Always know who to contact in case of emergency

In a worst-case scenario, you might not want to be sitting on the street with an empty house without knowing who could have done it. As a homeowner, it is important to keep track of the proper authorities to contact, to make sure that you know who could’ve robbed or broke into your house while you’re away. Aside from keeping track of what happened with your family, it can of use as a preventive measure for your loved ones to rely on when they sense of some unknown and suspected people roaming around your area while you are not in the house.

“Safer” is better than”Safe.”

Other than protecting your property is making sure your family is secure in their “safe-haven.” In the advent of having technological ways of securing homes, it is no longer enough to trust your little ways like locking gates. It is way better to know that when you decide on keeping your family secure, make sure you are making your house not just safe but a more secure place they can stay. Note that, you don’t know what could happen worst. So it’s better safe than sorry.

As a homeowner, there are a lot of security measures that can provide better protection other than what you previously know. Be savvy and wise. Utilize the use of modern equipment.

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Janice Jaramillo is a twenty something who loves to write various topics . She likes to travel around the world to meet new people and gain new experiences.

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