In every 30 seconds a new robbery is occurred which give the high threats to the homeowners because among all those robbery cases around 73% of the robberies happen in the residential homes. Many of the new homeowners are more concern about the home security so they prefer the homes that they think are more secure for their families. Home safety should be at the top of everyone’s priority list because if your homes are not safe then the chances are high that your families are also not safe.
Here are few things that you should consider to secure your homes on your own.
Secure all entry doors
The doors are the main source of entering into the properties. Roughly 33% of the robbers enter in the homes through the main doors. Make sure that your home doors are secure, frames are strong and the hinges are protected, the wood is strong and check if the mail slots are not near the door locks. To give a more attractive look many people install the glass doors which is highly risky as it is not only easy to break but also give the clear view of your home’s interior which is the sign of danger.
Lock all the windows
The latches on the windows don’t give the proper security. Any professional burglar can unlock the window with latches. To keep them locked properly, install the window locks or the key operated levers that are hard to open from the outside. Around 23% of the robberies happen through first story windows. So keep the windows properly locked before going out or going to your beds and yes don’t forget to lock all the entryways from your basements.
Install the security systems
With the increasing rate of burglaries, there is also the advancement in the home security systems. These security systems are not that simple now. They are getting advanced day by day. These home security systems are not only less spacious but are also making the homes more secure. These security systems have the alarms, monitors and cameras installed in them and the advanced security systems can also detect the carbon monoxide and smoke.
Keep your homes lighted
Many of the burglaries occur when you are not at home. But most of the robberies occur in the nights. As there is no light it helps the robbers a lot to get in your houses. So keep your homes lighted. And before going to your beds light up the small bulbs at every corner of your home so that you can see what’s going on in your homes.
That’s not enough to secure your homes. You should have a plan for a plan if the one fails to secure your home. Each member of the family should be aware of the every plan and they should know that how they can secure themselves if any plan fails.