If you have a family, then their safety will be your number one priority. Here are four ways you can make your home safer for your family:
I find that a big part of home security are your windows. A lot of the time, break-ins occur via windows. Either someone climbs through an open window, or they smash one and get in that way. I have two tips that will make your windows more secure. Firstly, install windows that will only open a certain distance. If your windows are opening wide enough for a human to crawl through, you’re asking for trouble!
Secondly, make sure the windows are strong and durable. You want them to have reinforced window panes that are hard to break. If someone can throw something at your window and break it, then it’s not strong enough. Especially if it can be broken with a punch! Strong windows lead to a safe home.
One of the most important things about home safety is the locks. The front and back door to your house should have quality locks installed. Sometimes, it’s better to have a combination of locks on one door. ITCC Locksmiths note that having a deadbolt lock will make your front door more secure. I also think that having a chain on your front and back door can up the security in your home. If someone manages to pick your door lock, they can’t bypass the chain. So, they won’t be able to open your door and walk into your home.
If you want to go super tech savvy and secure, why not get pin-pad locks for your front and back doors? This way, only people with the code will be able to unlock your door.
If you walk past any shops or office buildings, you’ll usually notice cameras outside. These security cameras help prevent theft and stop break-ins. So, why don’t people get them for their house? I have no answer to this question; I’m really not sure why more people don’t buy security cameras! My only guess is that they don’t deem it a necessary purchase. But, when your family’s safety is at stake, I’d do all I can to protect them.
Purchasing security cameras is a great idea to intimidate potential burglars. They’ll think twice about breaking into a house with a security camera on show. Also, if someone does try and break in, you’ll be able to catch them on tape and show it to the police. Thus, allowing them to find and arrest the person, meaning there’s one less threat out there.
My final tip is to make sure you have a front gate. If your home has one of these, it will immediately be safer. A front gate makes it harder for trespassers to walk up your drive and into your house.
My advice is to make your gate big enough so that if someone were to break in they’d have to climb it. Also, make sure you have a fence to go with your gate and keep the front of your house secure.
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