Safety Hacks For The Home

August 3, 2022

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Here are some top hacks for a safer and more secure home.

Install home surveillance systems 

One of the top things individuals tell us they wish they'd noticed before their home was burglarized is installing inside and outdoor home security cameras. Additionally, if your home is broken into, footage from your security camera could aid law police in finding the perpetrators. 

Home security cameras come in many different varieties. Some can be purchased as a standalone security gadget, while others are included in full home security systems. In either case, cameras with capabilities like motion detection, night vision, and built-in Wi-Fi are the most efficient. If you live in an apartment you can get an intercom for apartment use.

Utilize your backup key covertly

The ability to find "hidden" outside keys is a skill that only a skilled thief possesses. Therefore, avoid hiding your spare keys in plain sights, such as in a planter or beneath the doormat. Instead, keep your backup key hidden at least 50 feet away from your home in a place that is far less obvious. 

Swap out the front door 

This advice on home security costs more and needs more expertise, but it is well worth it. You should safeguard your home with a steel core door or another security door rather than a typical wooden one because burglars won't hesitate to break weak front doors. 

Make it seem like you're at home 

A burglar is less likely to attempt a break-in if they believe someone is home. In reality, the majority of break-ins take place while no one is home, typically during the day when you are at work or out. 

Thankfully, there are several simple home security tips that can deceive would-be burglars, such as leaving the TV on or utilising a tool like a smart plug to operate lights from your smartphone. If you're going on vacation, take the time to get your house ready by stopping the mail, hiring someone to take care of your yard, and asking a friend to drop by frequently. 

Keep Self Defense Tools Locked Away

It goes without saying that you must protect yourself and your loved ones at all costs. What better way to do this than with self defense tools? Such tools can come in many forms, including pepper sprays, stun guns, and martial arts weapons. It’s important to note that these tools are not substitutes for real self-defense. That’s because they’re meant to be used as a last resort. Therefore, you should always attempt to avoid a confrontation first.

You should also make sure to lock your self-defense tools away safely, especially if you have kids.  This is because these tools can be dangerous, even if they serve the purpose of self-defense.  So make sure to lock them away in a place that is well hidden and secure, such as a safe. 

Protect your garden

As crucial as it is to secure the interior of your house, your yard needs to be secured as well. One of our favourite home security suggestions is to keep bushes and other plants trimmed since burglars prefer hiding areas. Other tips for burglar-proofing your yard include adding motion sensor lighting and using a robust padlock to secure sheds or other outbuildings.

Put your car key on the nightstand and go to sleep

Although it's not a typical home security tip, it's free and can be a lifesaver in the event of a break-in. All you need to do while you're asleep is have your car key nearby. Simply hit the alarm (also known as the panic button) on the car's keychain if you hear unusual noises in the middle of the night and think someone has broken into your home. Because of the surprise alarm sound, robbers will frequently flee the scene.

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