Home Security Tips

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Holidays are a great time to celebrate all that you are grateful for in life. Many people have religious affiliations, and many simply use the time to be with their family and often have a brief reprieve from the rigors of the daily working life.

There is one group of people, however, for whom the holidays mean it’s time to get back to work. These people are burglars and thieves. For a home invader, the holidays mean that people will be buying expensive gifts, they mean that people will be out of town and away on vacation, they mean that many people will be lax on their home security.

It is very sad that some people want to take advantage of other people during joyous times and break into their homes. But it is no surprise to most people that this is just part of life. There will always be thieves who want to take things away from people.

This article will give you a few tips to improve your home security during the holidays. It is always important to be aware of how you can improve the safety of your home and family, not just during the holidays. But toward the end of the year is a good time to start thinking about what you can do to improve your situation.

Tip #1

Keep your lawn and hedges will be manicured. This is one of the chief ways of making your home the type of place that burglars want to avoid. In short, if it looks like you care about your property and take steps to keep it nice and orderly, people will not be as inclined to mess with you. Furthermore, keeping your landscape in order eliminates hiding places and dark areas where people could easily hide.

Tip #2

Use motion sensing lights on the exterior of your home. Installing lights that turn on when they sense movement is a very good way to deter people from burglarizing your home. In short, light is the enemy of a home invader. The main aim of someone breaking into your home is to be undetected and certainly not caught in the act. Lights wake people up and take away hiding places.

Tip #3

Always lock your windows and doors. This sounds very simple and obvious, right? Then why do many people not heed the warnings and leave their windows unlocked? During the holidays, people will often string lights on and around their homes. To get a power supply to the lights, homeowners sometimes string an extension cord through a window. The problem with this is the window may not shut or lock securely with the cord stuck through. This is bad because someone can easily pry the window open or reach inside. Windows are the number one way thieves enter homes. Besides unlocked doors!

Tip #4

Be careful to keep flammable items (including Christmas trees) away from sources of fire. This again is obvious, but the more careful you are, the safer you and your family will be. Always make sure that matches are completely extinguished by putting them under running water before you throw them in the trash. Also, make sure that your fire alarm is working and does not have a low battery.

I hope these basic home security tips will help you have a fun and safe holiday season. If you have a home alarm system, make sure to check that it is working correctly. If you have home surveillance cameras on the exterior or interior of your home, make sure they are functioning correctly. The end of the year is a good time to get things back in running order.

How to Catch a Thief

How to Catch a Thief

Some of the ways on how to catch a thief include installing a burglary monitoring system. The system allows you to capture footage of a thief via a CCTV camera after which you will raise the alarm. The alarm rings at the monitoring center of security service providers who dispatch security officers to the scene so that they can catch the thief. For you to increase your chances of catching the thief, you should install a system which can allow you have clear footage.

The security company should have officers who can respond to your alarm as soon as you raise the alarm. You should always work with a reliable security company so that you can catch a thief. Doing it alone can expose you to safety risks. Some thieves can harm you if they sense you are about to catch them. Always ensure you install monitoring systems which cover all sides of your property for you to increase chances of catching the thief.