Published On: Tue, Jun 11th, 2019

4 Effective Ways To Keep Your Home Safe From Intruders

By Carol Trehearn

A home isn’t really a home if the occupant doesn’t feel safe, and sometimes it’s the simplest things that can invite intruders in. Suffering a home-invasion or any sort of intrusion in the home can be a devastating experience, and one which can haunt a resident for the rest of their lives.

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Nobody likes to think that their private home life has been violated, and trying these simple steps can really help to avoid that.

  1. Install a Security Light

Motion detectors and outside light options are key in keeping your home safe, especially if you have a large, outside area which is usually out of sight when you’re busy within the house. An intruder can easily move through the darkness without you knowing if you don’t have a motion light to alert you of the problem. There are also many solar-powered options as an alternative to electric lights.

  1. Don’t Make it Obvious That Your Home is Empty

If you’re planning on spending a few days away, or just a long evening out, but you’re worried about the safety of your home in your absence, try a few tricks to make it seem as though somebody is home.

This could be as simple as leaving a light on inside, leaving the TV on or even just playing audio equipment loud enough to be heard – all of which gives the illusion that somebody is home.

Investing in equipment like Planet Audio Anarchy speaker systems enables music to be amplified enough so that it is heard where you need it to be heard. Along with being a security measure for intruders, it also allows you to have an exemplary piece of audio equipment for the home anyway!

  1. Invest in Adequate Lock Systems for your Doors and Windows

You may already have a sufficient and reliable lock in place for your front door, but there are no disadvantages to adding a security chain, for instance, or ensuring that all your windows are locked when they are not in use.

Also, try not to leave keys lying in visible places; for instance, don’t leave the key to the window on the window sill, or the front-door key next to the window by the door on full display. It only invites negative attention.

You can also go a step further by ensuring that your front door itself is of a solid and durable material; the thicker and heavier the better, rather than flimsy material or doors with lots of glass panes.

  1. Get to Know your Neighbors

Being friendly with your neighbors is a huge advantage in home security. If you have a great relationship with the people next door, it means they will be the first to notice something out of the ordinary routine.

It also means an extra pair of eyes and ears alert to what’s happening around your home, and people you can rely on to keep an eye on your home should you be away on vacation, for example.

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