Homeowners want to keep their property safe to protect their family and belongings. You can implement strategies to boost home security and peace of mind. Here are a few easy ways to keep your home secure.

Add Exterior Lighting to Boost Home Security

Exterior lighting helps improve home security. Place lights around the perimeter of your property and use motion sensors to trigger them. Motion-activated lighting makes it difficult for anyone to approach your house undetected and will deter thieves from attempting a break-in.

Install a Home Security System

A monitored home security system is a great way to protect your home from intruders. Security systems have various features, such as window and door alarms and motion-activated lighting and cameras, that alert you when someone approaches your property. Many home security companies offer 24/7 monitoring services to give you peace of mind your home is protected around the clock.

Use Deadbolts to Boost Security at Home

Adding deadbolts to your doors is a simple yet effective way to secure your home. Deadbolts are more challenging for burglars to pick and give you extra protection against intruders. If the door frame is weak or damaged, the lock won’t be able to do its job. When installing deadbolts, inspect the door frame and reinforce or replace it if necessary.

Secure the Windows

Windows are a weak spot when it comes to home security. Make sure your windows are fitted with locks, and consider installing shatterproof glass if you live in an area prone to burglary. Add sensors to alert you if the windows are opened.

Be Smart with Keys

Be aware of who has a key to your home. Don’t lend them to roofers, plumbers, or other home maintenance professionals unless absolutely necessary. Never leave a key hidden in an obvious place. Burglars are aware of common hiding spots. Install smart locks that are easy to program. Assign each family member their own key code for unlocking the door. Smart locks help you track who has entered your home, and you can remove or reset codes as needed.

Talk to Your Neighbors

Getting to know your neighbors and telling them when you’ll be away from home is an easy way to boost security. Being friendly with the neighbors allows you to have someone nearby keep an eye on your property, and you can return the favor. Neighbors know the area and can spot unfamiliar activity before it becomes an issue.

The above are just a few ways to make your home more secure. You’ll reduce the risk of a break-in and theft of your property and keep your family safe.

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