Extra Elements Of Home Security Worth Paying Attention To
What do you think of, when you think of home security? You might think of a large front door with several locks in place to prevent forced entries. So far, so good. Locks on your windows, a strong back door, perhaps a motion-sensitive floodlight to bask your driveway in light whenever someone moves there? All of this can help. Of course, nothing can add to home security like being involved in a neighborhood watch scheme where every neighbor reports suspicious goings-on in the area, or perhaps, failing that, a large dog (or a small dog with a powerful bark!).
What matters is focusing on where your vulnerabilities could be, and preventing them from being taken advantage of. For instance, asking a neighbor to park their car in your driveway when on vacation can help avoid a would-be break-in. Thinking creatively and always covering our bases helps. But in this post, we hope to discuss a few elements of home security that blogs like ours rarely write about. In this respect, you can cover the tertiary elements of your property with confidence:
Securing Tools That Could Aid Trespassers
It’s important to remember that sometimes, homeowners aid trespassers and thieves without realizing it. For instance, it could be that you have a ladder stored in your garden, totally open for use. If away from your home, a would-be trespasser could enter your garden and use this to access your upstairs windows. It might be that your key under the plant pot outside is much less subtle and secure than you think it is – and outside lockbox could be a better place to store it. This way, we need not aid those with negative intentions.
Exterior Lock Strength
Exterior lock strong is essential to consider. This might involve a high security padlock shutting a gate or exterior building more readily. Many people invest well in their home locks, but rarely carry that same level of investment and thorough installation for exterior buildings. For instance, keeping your outdoor shed locked as securely as your home should be important if storing tools or other important and valuable possessions. Even if it’s solely being used as an empty structure right now, keeping your standards high and installing a cohesive locking system is essential.
Discouraging Harmful Activity
It’s important to discourage harmful activity as much as you can before it begins. This might involve putting up a ‘beware of the dog’ sign at your front gate, ensuring that anyone other than the postman thinks twice about entering your property. It might be that a sign suggesting that ‘video cameras operate in this area’ can prevent people from accessing a side alley or coming into your property from another direction. A simple burglar alarm can show that you’re prepared and ready to prevent any trespassing attempts, too. Most people won’t notice these subtle signs – but the people who need to surely will, and that can be helpful.
With this advice, we hope you can more easily secure extra and worthwhile elements of home security worth paying attention to.