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Home Safe – 4 Tips to Improve Your Home Security

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Security has always been one of society’s main concerns. With crime rates rising, it is important to look into ways of looking after all that you’ve worked for, but it can be tough to know what’s worth it and what’s simply around for aesthetics. Luckily, there are certain measures which have been shown to have quantifiable benefits for your home security:

Get smart.

While the rise of the internet has encroached on our privacy in many ways, when used correctly it can be quite an indispensable tool in protecting ourselves. Smart home security devices can help keep you across what’s happening in your home no matter how far away you may be. This is especially beneficial because thieves tend to target homes which appear to be empty. However, the use of smart technology can allow you to remotely control the devices in your home to present the impression of being occupied, even if you’re on the other side of the world.

Light it up.

Another simple way to increase the security of your home is by installing sensor lights. Much like giving the impression that someone is home, having your yard light up when anyone enters the premises can be a great deterrent for would be disturbers of the peace. Sensor lights also carry the added benefit of improving convenience for those who actually belong within the bounds of your property.

Fence it off.

While the primary objective of home security is keeping those who don’t belong out, ensuring the safety of belongings kept outside your house is also important. Upgrading your fencing is a fairly painless way in which to do this. While your view may suffer a little, any item kept externally on your property will enjoy added protection from theft or damage should anyone ever feel inclined. These days, you can get security fences that are also aesthetically pleasing so if you’re worried about looking out your window and feeling like you’re in a prison, there’s no need to be.

Lock it down.

While outdoor furniture is generally fairly safe unless it is particularly eye catching or expensive, our cars do not enjoy the same anonymity in the eyes of would be thieves. Although not as easy to implement as the other items on this list, converting your carport to a garage can greatly improve your home security. If you’re not convinced that the outlay is worth it, consider the price of closing it in against the price of a replacement vehicle. If this still doesn’t convince you, or you somehow managed to own a really cheap car, take comfort in the fact that many insurers will lower premiums on vehicles which are generally garaged and you’ll never again have worry about the rain blowing in while you’re trying to get the groceries inside.

Keeping your family and belongings safe are understandable priorities to have, and while cost can often be a barrier, even implementing small changes to the way your home is set up can greatly improve your odds of staying protected.

Look into the options listed and decide what will work well for you and those who reside within your home. Change may seem daunting at first but it’s far better than the alternative.

 

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