The key to keeping yourself and your family safe starts with your home security. Keeping track of all the things you need to have in the right place to maximize safety can be difficult. We understand that it’s not easy, which is why we are giving you this list of the top 3 things you can do to ensure your home is secure.
1. Install Deadbolts
Most homes already have deadbolts installed on doors that act as an entrance/exit to the home. If you are a new homeowner, it is advised to switch out all locks, including deadbolts. If you have had your home for a while and don’t have a deadbolt, then getting one is crucial. A deadbolt is a type of lock that is engaged by turning a knob or a key. It is easy to force open or pick a spring lock – but it is difficult to try and manipulate a deadbolt without a key. It has been reported by the FBI that 60% of burglaries used force to get into a home, most of which homes did not have a deadbolt.
2. Give the Illusion that you are home
It is highly unlikely that a burglar will attempt to break-in when they know someone is home. If you are going out somewhere with another person, carpooling is a good idea. Leaving a car in the driveway is a good indication someone is inside. Also, leaving a light or two on inside the house when you are away, especially at night will also give off the illusion that someone is home. Keeping the TV and/or radio on in addition to lights also helps ward off potential thieves. Always make sure your front outside lights are on and well lit so that any suspicious activity can be more visible to passersby and/or neighbors.
3. Install a Security System
In today’s world, it is a no-brainer to have a security alarm system installed on your property. About 83 percent of the burglars said they would try to find out if the home had a security alarm before attempting to break in. If you combine the previous two things with having a security alarm, there is an extremely slim chance that your home will be a target for the next robbery. Having a monitored security alarm system is even better because in the event that your home is broken into, both yourself and the authorities are notified right away. Having a security alarm system is the number one way to deter potential thieves away.
Here at LaMarco Systems, we value safety and security. That is why we are here to help you keep your home safe with the installation of a quality security alarm system. We even offer monitoring for that added level of security. Contact us today for your free quote!