You spent a lot of money buying your home. You want to protect your investment. You also want to feel safe while you’re living there. You need to prioritise security. Fortunately, it’s easier than ever thanks to internet suggestions and smart devices.
Here are four smart security tips you can implement today.
Add a Security Camera
Companies like Google sell indoor and outdoor security cameras. These devices are so small that thieves are unlikely to notice them. Plus, the interior ones actually look like webcams and not security hardware.
These specialised cameras record video in and around your home. Specifically, they activate when they monitor unusual movement in the area. The devices are smart enough to recognise usual movements as opposed to unwelcome guests. They also have internal hard drives. With these storage systems, security cameras can record 24 hours of activity. Should you have a break-in, you can check the camera to find the time of the crime and possibly even see the face of the thief.
Buy Smart Devices
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Did you know that you can turn on a light with your phone? You can also use your phone as a remote control for your television. How does this improve your home security? You’ve watched enough crime stories to know that thieves prefer to work in the dark. They wait until they believe you’re asleep or away from home.
You can frustrate potential robbers by convincing them that you’re home and awake. Use your smartphone to schedule your lights to activate at strange hours. When you get up at night to eat or use the restroom, take the opportunity to turn on the living room television. Anyone casing your house won’t know your sleep schedule. They’ll give up and pick an easier mark.
Modernise Your Locks
The locks on your doors were never as safe as you believed. Any ambitious thief with a lock pick could have broken into your home. Picking a lock only takes a few seconds, and plenty of how-to guides are available online.
You can modernise your locks in a way that a thief can’t break in, though. Smart locks are easy to use but almost impossible to crack. These devices use similar technology to gated communities. You install a lock, and then the door won’t open unless someone sends an unlock communication via a smartphone. To activate a smart lock, you simply tap it. The process is that simple.
Block Your Sliding Glass Doors
A burglar doesn’t want to break a glass door. That’s loud and could cause injury. Instead, the thief will try to unlock the door before entering. You can prevent this even on doors that won’t accept smart locks. All you need is a long stick. Choose something long enough to fit the entire track of the sliding glass door. When a thief tries to open a door, it won’t budge, even if they’ve cracked the lock. It’s the cheapest solution imaginable yet also extremely effective.
With these four simple changes, you can make your home much more secure. By using these tips, you’ll sleep better at night.
What do you think of these tips? Do you have any more tips to add to this list!
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