Our homes are our castles, right? And as such, we deserve to be kept as safe and secure in them as possible. We want to keep our belongings safe, and more importantly, keep the precious family that lives in there safe too. But there are many ‘rookie’ mistakes that we often make. We will often do them without even really thinking about them. But they could be detrimental. If our homes were being watched, would it become obvious that we weren’t home? Here are some good ways to make your home a safer place to live.
Install Alarms or Monitoring
What are the chances of someone attempting to break into a home that has a security camera and a big alarm plaque on the wall? Not too high I would like to think. So look for an alarm system like and ADT Security System to really put off any potential thefts. Keep it up to date too, so you can always have the reassurance of it being there.
Never Let Mail Pile Up
If you have a mailbox or it gets delivered to your doorstep, then be sure to not let it pile up. It is such an obvious sign that no one has been home for a while if it does pile up. Buddy up with a trustworthy neighbor if you are planning to be away. Have them bring in your mail, and it will make your home much safer.
Buy Light Timers
You can buy timers for lights that go inside the house, as well as outside. They are just connected to the plug socket and don’t look obvious. They blend in well. Then you can have them set to certain times to come on. Perfect for at nighttime when it would be obvious to someone that there is no one in the house. The same goes for lights outside. First, make sure that you have some. Second, make sure they have a timer or sensor. It can be a huge deterrent if so.
Think About Mirrors
Having mirrors in the home is a great idea. It lets in so much light and can really help your home to sparkle. But one thing that can often get forgotten about is what people can see in them. If someone was to look through your front door and there was a large mirror in the hallway, does it make it possible for them to see quite a bit of your home? Could they see if the alarm monitor is switched off, for example? So just be careful about where you place mirrors in your home.
Invest in Double Glazing
If you have strong windows, then it can really put people off. Windows with a single pane of glass are easy to spot and even easier to smash through. So it can be totally worth getting double, or perhaps even triple glazing if you can afford to do so. It will make your home look much better, insulate it well, and deter any potential thefts.