At the end of the day, can you say your home is as safe as it should be?
For many homeowners and renters, having a safe and secure home is not at the top of their priority list. As a result, they can end up placing themselves and their loved ones in harm’s way.
So, how can you focus in on making your home safer to live in?
It All Begins with a Plan
To best secure your home from intruders, remember these three keys:
- Interior – Do you have your interior set up so that it is the least conducive possible to intruders? This means not leaving windows and doors unlocked at times. Yes, you may think where you live would be pretty safe, but can you be 100 percent sure all the time? The likely answer to that question is going to be no. Look into a security system for your home from day one. With online research and talking to others, get advice on a sound security system. Another important piece of the puzzle when it comes to securing the interior of the home is the blinds you have up. The right blinds mean keeping you cool in the summer and warm in winter, but give you privacy. As such, have you thought about timber venetian blinds? These blinds give you both privacy and a feeling of luxury in any room they hang. Last, always be sure to have a light or two set to a timer should you be on the road for travel.
- Exterior – How you keep the exterior of your home up to date is important too. If you plan to be traveling, make sure the grass does not get long, bushes get trimmed, and any snow is gone. Your best here is to have a trusted neighbor take care of these needs for you. By having neighbors watching out for others, there’s less chance of crime taking root. Also do not leave garage doors wide open during the day and especially at night. Not only is it an opportunity for someone to sneak in, but it can also end up bringing critters into the home.
- Messages – Last, do not be one who makes the mistake of telegraphing to the world that you are away for a period of time. All this does is set you up for potential trouble. One of the worst gaffes you can make is publicizing on social media that you are not around. For instance, you post photos on your Facebook or Instagram account that you are on a trip. Next thing you know, a criminal looking at online accounts sees your home is likely all by itself now. They then have a soft target on their hands. Wait until you return from your trip to post pictures and talk about all the fun you had while on vacation.
In doing your best to make your home safer to live in, will you end up coming home to the right decisions? Visit Houserituals for more house improvement tips and tricks!