No matter how safe your neighborhood is, it’s normal to worry about the security of your home. You should feel safe and protected from intruders in your own house, so here are our best tips for improving your home’s outdoor security.
Check for Weaknesses Around Your Home
Take a walk around the outside of your home. Think like a home intruder: are there any weak spots or easy access areas? Are there any low or unlocked windows? Can you see any valuable items from outside of your windows? Where could an intruder hide or see your family? So you have any valuable items, like a bike or grill, out in your yard for burglars to steal?
Try hanging curtains in your windows so burglars can’t monitor you or see your valuable items. Make sure any expensive things in your yard are locked up in a garage or shed, and try to eliminate any spots a burglar could hide in. Make sure all your windows are locked and can’t be opened from the outside.
Secure Your Exterior
Of course, the best way to keep your home safe from intruders is to install a security system in your home. These systems help secure your home, both inside and outside, with 24/7 cameras and alarms to alert you of possible intruders. If you’re interested in getting a security system for your home, 360 Alarms can help.
Reduce Possible Hiding Spots
Pay attention to any areas outside your house where a burglar could hide. Tall shrubs, for instance, make a great hiding spot and should be trimmed regularly for that reason. Make sure you have as few blind spots around your house as possible. If your home is two stories, cut tree limbs back from your upper windows so burglars can’t use them to gain access to your house.
Keep an Eye on Your Home
The sight of security cameras on your home’s exterior is a big deterrent for burglars and intruders, and a video surveillance system can help you keep an eye on your home when you aren’t there. This can come in handy if you have kids or pets who need to be checked in on when you aren’t home. If your home is broken into, your cameras might have enough evidence to help officers catch the suspect. Most home security cameras now connect to apps you can get on your smartphone, which allows you to check in on your home wherever you are.
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