Keep Your Home Safe And Free Of Break-Ins

Posted on: 9 February 2016

When you move into a new house you want to make sure you go through it to verify that it is going to offer your family a safe and secure living environment. Along with making sure the roof, plumbing and electrical all appears to be functioning properly, you also want to be sure the house is protected against break-ins. You can follow the advice offered here to help create a more secure home for your family.

Join the neighborhood watch

One of the first things you should do is find out if there is a neighborhood watch in your neighborhood and get involved. Get to know your closest neighbors and exchange phone numbers with them. This way, you will know that they will help keep an eye on your house from the outside, as well as watch for problems when you aren't home.

Add privacy to your house

When a person is going past your house and they are able to see right in, they may like what they see and decide that your house makes the list of ones they want to break in to. Adding privacy slats to your chain link fencing, putting reflective tinting on your windows and keeping your garage door closed when it doesn't need to be open are some of the ways you can keep people from taking an inventory of your belongings.

Install a good security system

A security system is one of the best things you can do to your home to prevent break-ins. Most criminals won't even look twice at a house that has one installed. However, if someone does decide to try breaking into your home, the security system will let you and your neighbors know there is a trespasser by sounding off a loud alarm. It will also alert local authorities to the problem so they can show up quickly. If your system has cameras, which is recommended, then it will also help you to identify the criminal so they can be caught and prosecuted.

Have a locksmith inspect your locks

It's also a very good idea to have a professional locksmith (such as Strathcona Security Locksmiths) come out and inspect the locks on all of your windows and doors. If they find any that aren't that secure then they will be able to replace them with higher-quality more secure ones so criminals will have a much harder time getting in to your home.