Things You Can Do To Make Your Home Safer Now

Most of us lock our doors and secure our windows, but that’s the extent of our home security. However, Jordan Frankel of Global Security Experts says stopping there is a mistake. “Think of home security as though you’re putting on layers of clothing to protect your body from harsh weather… Because burglars determine their targets through risk vs. reward scenarios, the more security measures you put in place to increase the risk and lessen the reward for would-be intruders, the less likely your home will be viewed as an easy target.”

So what kinds of layers is Jordan talking about? Well, it does start with the door, as that is how a third of burglars enter homes. Make sure you have a deadbolt, a peephole, and that if you have a mail slot, you can’t reach through it to unlock the door from the inside. Along this same line, make sure your window latches are up to date and haven’t succumbed to lose-wiggling with old age.

Next, make sure your home is well lit – it’s a simple way to intimidate would-be thieves from skulking around your property. Motion activated lighting is the perfect way to advertise to unwanted lurkers that you take home security seriously, and up-lighting the front of your home will also add to its curb appeal! Right along with this is installing a camera system and/or an alarm system. Being able to monitor your home when you’re away and having an alarm company on call will add to your peace of mind and make monitoring your home a breeze!

Finally, the last step is getting to know your neighbors. It’s old-fashioned, but it works: if you know everyone in the neighborhood, it’ll be that much easier for you (or your community) to spot someone who doesn’t belong. Follow these steps and your home will be more secure, and you’ll feel more at home!