While home security systems are intended to make you feel safe and secure inside your home, there are many things you can do to make your home less attractive to home invaders. Consider some of these ideas to buff up your simple-security and let the professional monitoring system handle the rest!
Keep your curtains closed.
When you invite people to look into your home, they are going to look into your home. Having open windows and doors allow passersby to get a good look at the inside of your home. Once burglars see what a property has to offer, they choose to move on that property if it is a sure thing.
Help your home out by making sure curtains are closed when you are not in the home or when you have retired for the evening. Do not give someone the opportunity to attempt a break in because they saw something that could have been easily hidden.
Get front door cameras installed.
At Alert Protective, we offer top-tech options of front door cameras so you can keep an eye on one of the most important entryways into your home. Criminals do NOT want to be caught, so installing front door cameras are going to deter them because they can obviously see they are being watched.
While security yard signs and sticks are beneficial for deterring burglars, there is no viable substitute for an actual front door camera.
Keep your doors locked.
Most break-ins occur during daytime hours while much of the population is away from home. Locking your doors provides a simple and easy layer of security that reduces the chances of you becoming just another victim of breaking, entering, and theft.
In addition to this, make sure any spare keys to your home’s entry points are not left out in the open. If you are concerned about being locked out of you home, opt into investing in a keyless lock for your door, which offers an advanced level of security for your home.
Secure communities, secure homes.
Sometimes a secure house may start at home, but it ends with a commitment to a community-wide security initiative. Installing a home security system from a reputable company will dramatically reduce the risk of break-ins, while also allowing you to manage your entire home through smart technology.
However, your community is where safety begins. Consider starting or joining your neighborhood watch and monitoring local crime statistics. Be on the lookout for suspicious activity in your neighborhood and report it if you see it.
Keeping your Chicagoland home safe is not easy, but it is important! You take care of the community side and Alert Protective can help you with the home side. With 24/7 surveillance and home automation options, Alert Protective is the Chicagoland security company that keeps you on your toes and makes sure your home is iron-clad safe 365 days a year.
For your free estimate. Contact Alert Protective today online or by phone at (773) 685-8383.