Each and every day we make small decisions that we do not even think twice about. Our daily routines are so ingrained into our lives that we do not even realize that we make these decisions. Things like where you put your shoes when you take them off; where you put your purse or wallet each night; how you drive to work; and so many other little decisions are simply automatic. Some of your daily routines factor into how safe your home is on a daily basis. Are your routines keeping your home safe or making it susceptible to be burglarized?
Security Locks on Doors & Windows
There are things that you can do to help prevent your home from being burglarized. The first tip is extremely simple – lock your doors and windows. Even though this seems like common sense you would be surprised at how many people do not routinely do this. If you are one of these people you need to change this habit right now. Every time you come in and out of your home you should lock the doors behind you. If you open the windows make sure that you close and lock them before you leave your house.
Don’t Leave Valuables Out
In addition to locking your doors and windows at all times you can also make sure that you do not advertise your belongings. First you should make sure that you do not leave things outside in the lawn or on your porch for every that walks by to see. Many times people leave bikes, scooters, and other outside toys in plain sight all hours of the day. Criminals can come onto your property to take your outdoor toys and end up trying to see what else they can get from your home while they are at it. You should also make sure that people cannot see your belongings from the road. Having expensive items near your windows makes your home more enticing. If you make a large purchase for your home, like electronics or appliances, do not leave the box outside by your trash can. Criminals can take one look at your trash can and make a note that your house might be worth breaking into.
Best Outdoor Wall Lights
When criminals are looking at houses to break into they are also plotting ways that they can successfully get away with their loot. The harder you can make it for them the safer your house will be. One way to do this is to have excellent exterior lighting. The more light that there is on your home the easier it will be for them to get caught. If the house next door is dark it will make a much better candidate than your home. If you would like to install additional exterior lighting to your home Peterkin Electric can help you.
Installation of Motion Sensor Lights & Security Cameras
You can also have motion sensor lights and security cameras installed on your property. All good criminals know that they should look to see if the house they are going to break into has a security system. When they are checking houses out and notice that your home has a security system they may choose not to hit your property. This is another area that Peterkin Electric can help you with.