There's One Safety Tip You Probably Haven't Been Doing When You Leave Home. I Never Knew This
FaithTap Staff 10/10/2015
With holidays and vacation time right around the corner, there are a few cheap and easy ways to keep burglars at bay worth sharing. Although home security alarms are usually the best way to keep intruders out, here are a couple extra simple tips to help!
Put out a home security sign
Whether you actually have the system, or are just trying to deter burglars, a home security sign is a great idea, just make sure the sign, or company, isn't out of business. Go here for ideas.
Avoid announcing vacations on social media
I know you are excited about the upcoming trip to Hawaii, but touting on Facebook about it just leaves you susceptible to intruders who know you are out of town for the week. So shhhhh....
Secure your patio doors
Click here to get this contraption, which puts the breaks on a sliding door.
Double check your deadbolts
They can be picked. Eek! Get this little gadget to prevent that, here.
Light up your home with motion sensor lights, like these.
Reinforce your door jamb
Unless your door is less than 10 years old, make sure it's reinforced with at least 3" screws.
Alarm your doors and windows
You can find more info on these small and easy-to-install alarms here.
Door stop alarm
The alarm will sound if anyone opens the door. Easy, peasy. Get this here.
Garage door reinforcement
With a couple two-by-fours and brackets you can secure those weak side doors. Learn more here.
Pick up a safe
Let me rephrase, buy a safe that can't easily be picked up and carried off with all your valuables. Like this one.
Keep your spare keys in a lock box
Ditch the under the doormat hiding spot and get a lock box like this one for your spare key.
Secure your mail
There is so much information that can be stolen from the mail, don't fall victim to it by getting one of these.
Install a peephole
You can get an easy to install one, like this one, here.
Key chain garage door opener
Unless you are locking your house from the garage everytime you leave, it's almost as if you are leaving a key to your house right there on the visor. Instead, put it on a key chain like this one.
Lock up your garage
When you are on vacation, it's a good idea to dead bolt your garage door. Every little bit counts. Get more info here.
Even a little muscle won't be able to get through this guy.
Just another precaution to keep you and your family safe. You can get this lock here.
You can see with your own eyes what is happening in your home with these small and discreet cameras. Find them here.
Home security systems
Of course, although it's not the cheapest option, securing your home with a full home security system is always money well spent. Find this one here.
Lose your keys, for good
Instead of juggling a set of keys, install a lockbox and eliminate the chance of them getting stolen. Find one here.
Okay, okay, we don't exactly recommend this one. But it sure is cute, right?
With a few cheap and easy-to-installs you can feel safe and secure in your own home. With just a few precautionary items, your family can stay safe while off on vacation or home at night.
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