Home Security Checklist for a Burglar-Proof Home

Home security sits atop everyone’s priority list. Moving into a new home or securing the existing, burglar and theft-proofing all homes is very important. Keep the unwanted people and intruders at bay with these three easy home security tips. 

Lock it up

Sometimes inbuilt door locks are burglar friendly, particularly in old and pre-owned homes. If you’re moving into a residence that has been used by others before you, change their existing locks. Inspect all your exterior doors including your garage door and your backyard door to make sure the door frames are strong and locks are appropriate. If not, then buy quality door locks. If you’re willing to spend a little to save a lot more, go for smart locks for ultimate door security.

 Light up your home exterior 

When leaving your house or otherwise, always light up your home exterior. Incorporating proper lighting in your facade, garden, backyard, patios and porches is a good idea. This keeps the bad people away (because they hate the spotlight). If you’re too concerned about the electricity bill shooting up, then go for sensor or motion lighting. Motion lighting will illuminate the space only when it detects motion. This is an energy-saving and efficient way to keep the vandals and burglars far away. 

Outdoor lighting not only makes intruders skittish but also saves you from stumbling over outdoor structures like stairs while leaving home or coming back.

Incorporate Security Cameras 

Security cameras work both as a deterrent and a device to catch thieves. Having multiple cameras operational from devices like phones and tablets is easy to use and worth the cost. If you’re out and the camera detects an intruder, it’ll send a notification on your phone, and you’ll be able to view what’s happening in your home without being present. In case of theft, you can call the police to catch the thief before you reach home. 

Having security cameras facing the street can help you track lurking folks and help the police solve crimes happening in your vicinity. 

Not just door securing your windows is equally important. Fix your window latches if broken or ineffective and beef up security with locks or key-operated levers. 

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