How to protect your home from intruders in 2019

How to protect your home from intruders in 2019
 OMG Ellie 12/24/2018 9:58 AM

In spirit of new year’s resolutions, one resolution you will likely want to  put at the top of your list is to keep your home safer in 2019. In the United states, there are 1.03 million home invasions each year, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Therefore, new home owners have to be extremely cautious when it comes to protecting their homes.

The best way to know how to protect your home from theft is by using these five home security tips.

Tip #1:Secure all doors, windows and locks.

Start by replacing old locks that were from the previous. Another thing you’ll want to lock is all of your windows. The goal here is to make as few entryways to your home as possible.

Tip #2: Reinforce your sliding glass door and garage.

By reinforcing your sliding glass door and garage you are able to secure all points of entry to your house. It will also help protect your valuables like your car and tools from burglars.  

Tip #3: Install an alarm system and smart home technology to monitor your home from your phone.

To fully protect your home from invaders you should install an alarm system. There are so many different options when it comes to alarm systems its insane.

Security ideas for your home are:

  • Vivint
  • Frontpoint
  • ADT
  • Link Interactive
  • SimpliSafe

By using these types of security alarms you’re able to keep your home safe from anywhere. An added bonus to having a security system is that it is a deterrent for invasions to happen. About 60 percent of convicted burglars stated the presence of a security system influenced their decision to target another home, according to a study done by the University of North Carolina.

Tip #4: Install lights and cameras around the perimeter of your home.

Although you may not be able to be physically in every point of your home at one time, you can be virtually there by using lights and cameras to see every point of your home. This will help you monitor any unwanted visitors while you're home or away. Another advantage to using these are to deter burglars by using motion sensors on lights and cameras.

Tip #5: Get to know your neighbors.

What are neighbors for if not to help you watch your home when you’re not there! If you know of any neighbors that work from home or come home in the middle of the day, ask them to keep an eye out for any suspicious behaviors. Another thing you can do as a neighborhood community is by forming neighborhood watch groups. This way the entire neighborhood can stay secure.

Although, this may seem like a waste of money, now. Chances are, it will turn out to be a good investment in the future!  With roughly 2.5 million burglaries happening a year; it has never been more important to have a security strategy.

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