Friday, November 29, 2013
The home is a personal sanctuary away from the stress and strain of the outside world. It is a private place where you can feel safe and be at peace with yourself at the end of each day. And so, it’s important to keep your home safe and secure from break-ins and robberies.
Here are some basic pointers to help you achieve a safe home.
Some security risks are obvious, such as unlocked doors and windows. However, paying attention to the little things is the first step to a secure home. Be sure to check all doors and windows before you go out of the house and before you retire to bed at night. The akyat-bahay modus operandi of robbers usually happens at night, when everybody’s asleep. Taking the time to check locks will help you avoid these robbery risks. One-inch throw deadbolt locks are ideal for exterior doors.
Whenever you go out at night or away for a long vacation, leave some lights on in your house. There’s nothing more inviting for a robber than an empty-looking house. You may also opt for modern technologies that offer timers for the lights and the radio.
Another precaution you can take is installing an alarm system. Just don’t forget to turn the alarm on whenever you leave the house. However, keep in mind that these alarm systems only go off once a break-in has already occurred. It offers peace of mind that help will soon arrive after the fact.
A dog can be an indispensable asset when it comes to home security. Fiercely loyal to their masters, dogs will bark at strangers, especially if they’re doing something suspicious. Even small, noisy breeds can be a deterrent to robbers, since they don’t want to draw attention to their presence.
Be careful of the personal information you share in phonebook entries, when you fill out forms, or even over social networking sites. Thieves may use this information to break into your home. - Aislinn Kee