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.
Home security is something you want to take seriously when you are a home owner. No matter where you live, there is always the chance that your home could fall victim to a criminal looking to burglarize an unsuspecting and not-so-protected household. This article will offer you 5 tips on ways you can decrease your chances of your home being victimized by a burglar.
1: Don't flash your keys in public
A criminal who is knowledgeable about the newest technology can turn a photo of your key into a real duplicate key. All they need to do is take a picture of your keys, upload that picture to their computer and use a 3D printer to print them a copy of your key. They can do this with car keys, house keys bike lock keys, etc. This is why it's important for you to keep your keys concealed while you are out and about.
2: Don't leave anything valuable in your front yard
You don't want to tempt a criminal who may have otherwise gone right past your home without noticing it. Keep your front yard clean and make sure you don't leave out tools or anything else that may lead them into the yard. Once there, they may decide to look in your windows and see things they want to come back and burglarize. Plus, you'll lose whatever it was you left out in the yard.
3: Park in the garage
When you park in your driveway every day, you are letting criminals know when you are home and when you aren't. Parking in the garage keeps your schedule a secret. Keep in mind, you also want to have the garage windows covered so burglars can't look inside of it for your car.
4: Get a good home alarm system
A good home alarm system will cover all doors and windows, alert the authorities when triggered, allow you to monitor and control it remotely and have cameras. A security system will lessen the chances of anyone trying to break in and increase the likeliness of them being caught if they do.
5: Consider getting a full-grown dog
If you have the time and space for a dog, you should consider one. For security purposes, it's best if you adopt an adult dog, so it can begin scaring off anyone thinking about coming in right away. Otherwise, you have to wait for a puppy to grow up before it will be seen as a threat.
Following these 5 tips will help you to make a safer and more secure home in Miami, FL, for your family and feel less worried when you go to bed or leave your home.Share
3 May 2016