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Property Protection: 4 Home Security Upgrades to Make Today

Home security is vital because burglaries can happen unexpectedly. Burglars often succeed with their missions due to negligence from the tenants and homeowners. To avoid losses and injuries resulting from break-ins, people are taking home security measures into their hands. In this guide, we will extensively go into detail about four different ways you could do to upgrade your home security system.

Fit in a Security System

Today, security systems have become popular and accessible to homeowners. A standard home security system comes with an alarm, motion detector, and all entry sensors. You may also choose to incorporate cameras, monitoring system, automated lighting, and a carbon monoxide detector. Whether you decide to do it yourself or have a professional install it for you, having a security system keeps you one step ahead in preparation of any disturbances.

Secure the Fence

Whether you live in a high crime neighborhood or not, erecting a stable fence around your property is very important. The presence of a fence and high gates restricts trespassers and intruders from getting through to your property. However, it shouldn’t stop there since a fence on its own won’t curtail the notorious burglars entirely. To enforce more security, erect security cameras in strategic parts of the fence. You may also consider installing an electric fence and activate it during the night. Ensure that you repair any weak spots or holes on the fence or gate. If your gate is an automated gate, be sure to inspect and repair it regularly.

Lighting

Interior lights show that there is an occupant in a house. While this might help keep burglars at bay, you may need to install lights outside around your house. Erecting lights outside your home also aids the effectiveness of the security cameras, if any. A burglar would have to think twice before approaching a well-lit homestead. To make this a routine, you may consider upgrading to a programmable light switch that automatically turns lights on and off. Keep resetting it to different timelines to avoid making it predictable which would signal burglars otherwise.

Secure the Doors with a Smart Lock

Making a habit of always locking your doors even when you are at home is one of the easiest ways to secure your home. At times we tend to forget and leave keys on the door or doors unlocked. Luckily for technology smart locks are designed to work with no keys and instead uses smart devices and voice assistant technology that only you can access. This makes it possible for you to lock out anyone at will.

While protecting yourself against burglary, ensure that your routines aren’t predictable as this makes it easier for the thieves to get away with what they want. Ensure that all your upgrades do not operate in predictable patterns too.

Tim Esterdahl

Tim Esterdahl is the editor of IFCS blog. He is a married father of three and enjoys golf in his spare time.
Tim Esterdahl

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