Securing the home is a must for homeowners. In addition to having a reliable and solid home security system (there are plenty of options out there), here are some tips for home protection and security:
Outdoor Lighting: Adequate outdoor lighting/motion-activated lights around the perimeter of the home helps deter burglars. We like these.
Strong Doors and Windows: You can’t lose by installing deadbolts on all doors that lead to the outside (front door, back door, basement door, garage door, etc.). We are also loving these trending reflective window film DIYs: you can see out but they can’t see in!
Secure Garage: Remember to always close and lock the garage door when coming and going.
Secure Wi-Fi Network: Set up a strong, unique password for your Wi-Fi network. All techies would say to regularly update router firmware and use WPA3 encryption.
Landscaping: While it is a more involved endeavor, trimming bushes and trees near windows helps eliminate hiding spots.
Secure Valuables: Keep your valuable items in a safe or hidden location. Consider inventorying and photographing valuable possessions.
Neighborhood Watch: Stay informed about local security concerns.
Smart Home Technology: Use smart locks and doorbell cameras for added security. Visible security cameras at entry points such as doors act as a deterrent to potential intruders. We really dig this smart home security equipment that make installing super easy. They often allow for controlling lighting and other devices remotely (i.e. cameras, doorbell cameras, etc).
Social Media: Not to spook anyone, but it’s widely recommended to avoid sharing travel plans or being too public about your absence on social media platforms. Being abundantly cautious about sharing your whereabouts or daily routines puts another layer of added protection.
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