7 Easy Ways to Secure Your Home from Fall BurglarsOctober 7, 2016
Fall is fast approaching.
Which means….great weather.
That’s right—burglars love the fall season. They get the opportunity to casually stroll through festive neighborhoods while going unnoticed. They can look through windows that would normally be blocked by drapes or shutters. They can also sneak through open doors and windows. Fall really is the best time to burglarize a house.
BUT, you don’t have to worry. Seven easy ways you can secure your home from fall burglars are:
Light up the Outside of Your Home
Burglars usually burglarize a home at night. Make sure you have sufficient outdoor lighting. Also, make sure that you have infrared motion sensors. They’re one of the best ways to get a burglar to stop in his tracks and then hit the road instead of breaking in your home.
Check Your Windows
If your locks aren’t locked or functioning properly, you’re inviting a burglar into your home. Always check your locks before the fall season. Install new ones if they aren’t working. Also, window break alarms are never a bad idea.
Get Rid of Your “Hidden House Key”
The fall season is a great time to get rid of your “hidden house key”. By doing so, you decrease the chances of a burglar gaining easy access to your home. A great alternative is to give the key to a neighbor or friend—you’ll be ensured that you can get into your home should you ever get locked out.
Install a Home Security System
A home security system is the best way to protect your home. Trained professionals will install the system to make sure your home is always protected. In addition, the authorities will be notified if a burglar was to ever enter your home.
A home security system also gives you the opportunity to place stickers and signs near areas of your home that a burglar might enter. When he sees your home has a security system, he’ll be long gone.
Meet with Your Family to Discuss Home Security
It’s important that everyone in your family knows about home security. It’s also important that everyone is aware of potential risks like leaving doors and windows open. By holding a family meeting, you’re ensured everyone is on the same page.
Eliminate Areas Where Burglars Can Hide
Burglars love high grass, shrubs, and bushes. By sprucing up your yard, you’re eliminating areas where a burglar can hide and give your home a fresh new look. It’s a win-win.
Keep Your Garage Door Opener in a Safe Spot (Not Your Car)
The best spot to keep a garage door opener is in your house. When you need it, take it out its spot and then put it back when you’re done using it. Never leave it in your car.
Use the above-mentioned information to help secure your home from fall burglars. If you need some help, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d love to help you find the perfect home security solution.