With Christmas just around the corner, many of us are going on holiday or visiting relatives….there is no better time than now to get everything ready for peace of mind for you and your family.
Lock doors and windows
Do you lock every time you go out and leave your house including your windows? Yes it is true that a skilled burglar can bypass the best of locks, but most thieves are the average opportunist thief who will look for a window or door that has been left unlocked. How much would it cost you to leave something as simple as a window or door unlocked?
A clean garden makes a great deterrent
How clean is your garden? Will it provide protection for intruders? Keeping bushes, bushes and even grass trimmed and maintained will deny thieves the ability to work unnoticed.
Turn on the lights when you are away from home
It’s always a good idea to leave a light or two on when you go out, the home you live in will most likely have lighting in several rooms. A safe bet is to leave 2 or more lights on when you’re not home.
If you’re away for several days, another good idea is to invest in an inexpensive timer so the lights turn on and off at different points during the day.
A dummy camera may be worth more than you think
By now everyone has seen these fake dummy cameras for sale either online or at local shops. You might look at it and think it’s just a good joke item, but it could be worth more than you think. Even some inexpensive dummy cameras look and act like real cameras.
Today’s home security industry boasts a wide range of products that homeowners can choose from to build a reliable and functional system for their home. Options range from surveillance cameras, to phone-enabled automation systems, to sets of alarms and monitors, making your choices endless. Consumer Advocate.org has many home security reviews that can help you decide on the best option.
Some will actually move back and forth, some will have a flashing red light and some will even have a motion detector with a built-in light that will turn on when someone is nearby.
Outdoor lights aren’t just useful for being in the garden at night.
Outdoor lighting is a great deterrent and should be part of any budget home security system. Motion sensor lighting is ideal and should be placed near the garage, front and back gardens and near any door leading into the home.
The motion sensor light becomes active when any kind of movement is detected in its field of view, a solid black dot will instantly light up not only startling intruders but also providing a warning to homeowners and neighbours.
We hope these simple suggestions have helped you increase your home safety and give you peace of mind, remembering the holidays are all about fun and once you know your home is safe you can sleep better.
Cass is a writer and blogger, working with clients like JNB Antenna to provide customers with the latest information on technology-related products.