These days, it’s crucial to keep your home safe, but it doesn’t have to be a hassle. In 2021, it’s easier than ever to use technology to your benefit… and even make use of tried-and-true methods. A few simple changes can have a big impact. Here are our favorite tips to keep your home safe while you’re traveling this summer!
1. Technology is Your Friend
Home security systems have been utilized successfully for many years, and they’ve come a long way! Today’s security systems include features such as high-quality cameras, motion detection that sends an alarm to your phone, and other useful methods for preventing theft and other criminal activities near your home.
2. Add Additional Lighting
Motion sensor lights and outside floodlights are a simple and effective technique to deter intruders from targeting your home. A rapid switch of a floodlight can be enough to stop them dead in their tracks. They may believe they have been discovered by the homeowner and will want to flee as quickly as possible. Having the exterior of your home well lit has been proven to decrease the chance of criminal activity and is a useful tip to remember!
3. Keep Valuable Items Out of Sight
Do you own a garage or a shed? When your items aren’t in use, utilize these to keep your property safe. A thief may consider your property as an easy target if something strikes their eye, even if it’s simply in view of a window. Consider storing expensive electronics and other eye-catching items away from windows and other entry points. You should also stow or hide attractive goods such as barbecues if you have them outside.
4. Utilize Deadbolt and Window Locks
Investing in high-end deadbolt locks for your doors is one of the simplest methods to safeguard your home from intruders. However, doors aren’t the only topic of interest! You’ll also want to make sure your windows are locked properly both at night and while you’re away. If you prefer to keep a spare key outside your door, instead of hiding it nearby, ask to leave it with a trusted neighbor or friend.
5. Use Signs to Scare off Burglar
Using signage is another technique to make your home less appealing to a possible burglar. The majority of home security providers will supply you with window or yard signage to deter criminals. Even a simple “beware of dog” warning has been shown to discourage burglars!
About Travis Etheridge
Travis, the co-owner of The Insurance Alliance, joined the insurance industry in 2011. He is married to his lovely wife Anica, and has an amazing son Henry. Travis is passionate about helping people, so the insurance industry is a natural fit. The thing he loves most about the industry is being there for his clients at their most trying times. He believes everyone is an individual and they deserve an individual plan best suited for their situation.