With violent crime and home break-ins on the rise, home
security should be every family’s priority. Luckily, there are several simple
and easy things that you and your family can do to make your home more secure.
Read below to find out more.
Be Mindful Of What You Post On Social Media
Did you finally book that family vacation to Disneyworld—the
one you have been planning for years? You might be tempted to get on Facebook
and brag to all of your friends. Be careful how you go about this! While we
won’t begrudge you a little gloating, you should be careful about posting
specific information about your trip—especially the days that you will be gone.
Lock Your Doors And Windows
It might be tempting to leave your doors unlocked when you
are just taking the dog out for a walk, or running to the store to get milk.
This would be a mistake. Locking your doors (and windows) is one of the
simplest and most important security
precautions that you can take. Instill this habit in your children as well. Oh,
and we’ve heard the common justification for keeping doors unlocked: “If
someone wants to break into my house that badly, they’ll find a way to do it,
locks or no locks.” This is a myth. The vast majority of burglars are very
easily deterred. They want to spend a minimum amount of time breaking into a
home, and draw the minimum amount of attention. This is why many burglars check the door handles to see if the door is
locked. If it is, many will move on.
Get A Dog
Getting a dog can also be a great deterrent. It doesn’t
necessarily have to be a huge Doberman that can pounce on a burglar as soon as
they enter (though it won’t hurt your cause). Again, burglars want the minimum
amount of attention possible. When they hear a dog barking inside the house,
most will move on. A good watchdog will also be able to wake you up if someone
is breaking into your home at night. Dogs sort of act as nature’s burglar
alarms. If only they could go easier on the mailman…
Call An Electrician
We know, this last one probably took you by surprise. You
are probably thinking, “What does an electrician have to do with home
security?” Actually, an Akron
electrician can go a long way toward keeping your family safe. Here is how:
- An electrician can install outdoor
- An electrician can install timed lighting, so
that it looks like you are home when you’re not.
- An electrician can install sophisticated, yet
unobtrusive, security cameras on your property.
For complete peace of mind, call your local electrician