When you head to bed at night, I’m willing to bet that you do the ‘pre-bedtime lock up’. Everyone has a routine that they stick to once the kids are asleep and it’s their turn to head to sleep, and usually that routine consists of checking all the downstairs doors and windows are locked, settling the dog in the usual spot and switching on the house alarms.
Burglaries happen so often that it’s the norm to have alarms and a dog these days, and rightly so. Your house wasn’t cheap to buy, you spent a lot of money to get it up to scratch and looking exactly the way that you wanted to. The last thing that you want is to risk losing any of your belongings and raising your insurance premiums because your home was broken into. The scars that are left after a break-in are just not worth the risk, and home safety should be a top priority for you and as part of your budget. So, with all that in mind, here are some of the things that you can do to tighten up the security around your new home.
How Secure Is Your Home?
Security Systems. Some people may scoff at the idea, but a security system is a smart investment for your house. Motion sensors, alarms and smoke detectors are just the minimum. You should ensure that you have a sign up to tell the world that your home is protected, as this can often be deterrent enough.
Your home is your castle, but short of a moat and drawbridge, you need to take as many other measures as you can to make it work. Keep your home protected and you’ll lessen the risk of being broken into.
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