The holidays are around the corner and it’s easy to assume that everyone has good intentions and goodwill toward their fellow man, but unfortunately, this isn’t the case. There are an estimated 1.6 home invasions and 300,000 of those invasions, one or more family members were home at the time that the robbery occurred. During the holiday season, homes become increasingly more susceptible to break-ins due to not only doors being unlocked, but also the assumption that there will be jewelry, electronics, and other valuables in an easy to find a spot under the tree. Don’t be victimized like the people of Whoville this holiday season — up your home security!
5 Security Tips
When people are asked about what they think, “good security” means, they imagine an elaborate security system and high-tech locking mechanisms. However, keeping your home safe can be as simple as always locking the door. Today, we are going to give you five simple ways to stay safe this holiday season.
Lock Your Door
As we already mentioned, one of the easiest ways to keep your home safe is by locking your doors. Most thieves look for the easiest home to break into — one that they can get into within a few minutes. Locking the doors to your home and garage and securing easily accessed windows will deter thieves from choosing your home.
Keyless entry is an easy way to allow convenient, yet secure access to your home for relatives during the holidays. All you have to do is give them a code which they can enter on the keypad of your deadbolt. No longer do you have to worry about lost keys, leaving your door unlocked for your relatives, or coordinating schedules. Just install keyless entry and enjoy security and convenience.
If there has been criminal activity in your neighborhood, it may be a good idea to install a wireless security camera. Many companies make small, inexpensive, yet effective cameras that can capture activity outside or inside your home and can deter thieves.
Darkness is an excellent cover for criminal activity. Installing a motion-sensor floodlight can not only provide extra light for you as you enter your home, but will definitely deter would-be burglars. Install a motion-sensor light in your front driveway and even near your back door.
Get a Police Inspection
Who better to show you your home’s weak spots than those who see the aftermath of break-ins and other such crimes on a daily basis. If you’re concerned about your home and wondering how to up your security, ask your local police to come look at your home and make recommendations.
If you have any questions about your home’s security, installing a keyless entry system, or anything security related, contact Affordable Locksmith of Texas. We have been serving the Spring area for years and would love to help you feel safe and sound this holiday season. Visit our website to learn more!