It’s easy to become complacent when it comes to ensuring your home is secure. Residential burglars often devote little time to the advance planning of a specific break-in. Instead, it’s more a crimes of opportunity. Burglars pick homes that appear to be an easy, safe target. But there are several steps you can take to deter burglars or make it difficult for them to break into your home as well as ways to minimize your loss and improve chances of recovery if a break-in unfortunately does occur.
Boosting Residential Security
One of the first steps to protecting your home is to conduct a thorough security assessment. Look at your house during the day and nighttime and test security weaknesses. Then take corrective action to adequately protect your home. Here’s a list of ways to improve your home’s security, from low-effort, no-cost chores to more involved, pricier projects. http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2014/06/14-ways-to-make-your-home-more-secure/index.htm
Home Security While on Vacation
It can be devastating to return home from a wonderful vacation and discover something has gone seriously wrong. A house or apartment left empty while the residents are traveling is a tempting target for criminals. Here’s a link to a few preventative measures homeowners can implement to help avoid power surges, broken pipes, home invasions and more: http://www.independenttraveler.com/travel-tips/safety-and-health/keep-your-home-safe-on-vacation-9-essential-tips
Selecting Home Security Systems
Home security systems can be highly sophisticated, making it difficult to know which one to choose to ensure you receive the amount of security you want at the price you can afford. Here are a few guidelines for selecting a security system based on your home and lifestyle: https://security-today.com/articles/2013/05/08/home-security-system-tips.aspx