After our company headquarters was robbed for the fifth time, I decided we needed to do a little better at bolstering security. Instead of relying on a few measly cameras and a security guard that was distracted most of the time, we installed a state-of-the-art security system and focused on eliminating inherent security threats. It took a lot of work, but after a few weeks we could tell that our efforts were really helping. We were able to thwart a potential robbery, which made me feel better about the investment. Check out this blog for more ideas on improving your business security.
One of the most important things you can do for your family is to make sure you provide them with a safe home that's properly protected from intruders. There are a lot of things you can do, and make sure you don't do, that will help you to create that safer space for your family. Here is how to turn your house into a haven where your family can live knowing there is less chance of being victimized by criminals.
Don't hide your keys where they can be easily be found
Ask a neighbor to hold on to your keys, instead of putting them under a rock in the yard, or in another location that most criminals are already familiar with.
Don't be so predictable
Don't do the exact same thing day after day, night after night. This makes you predictable and that makes it easy for criminals to know just when to break in to your house. Change things up so you are hard to figure out. Park in the garage every once in a while, turn the lights on at different times and don't always open your blinds when you get home.
Cut back the shrubbery around windows and doors
In most cases, criminals will look for dark and hidden areas where they can work on getting through locks to break in. If you cut back the shrubbery from these areas, you are taking away their ability to break into your house without neighbors or people passing by being able to see them and reporting it to the local law enforcement agency.
Get a full-grown dog
If you have been thinking about getting a dog, then you may want to follow through with it. If home protection is part of the reason for going through with adding a dog to your family, then you may want to go with one that is out of the puppy stage. This way, you can count on them to start protecting your house sooner. Otherwise, you will need to wait for the puppy to grow up before it will be much help.
Have a security system installed in your home
A home security system serves as a great deterrent for criminals, and it also helps alert you to problems. If there are cameras then it can help in the identification of criminals as well. Getting one with remote access is great if you are away from home a lot, so you can control and monitor it while you are away.Share
29 April 2016