With the birds chirping and the sun shining, it’s obvious that spring has sprung! Spring has always been a popular time for organising, deep cleaning, and doing projects around the house after a long winter spent inside. But what about home security “clean-up” in the springtime? You can make your home a safer and more secure place for your family during this season of renewal. Keeping that in mind, here are springtime security tips to consider!
Make Sure Your Locks Are Secure
In winter, the cold weather and heavy rain can cause problems with your locks. The lock can become stiff and general wear and tear can affect the function of the key. It’s a good time of year to double-check that everything is functioning correctly. Make your way through each bedroom and doorway, looking for stiffness or rusty locks. Ensure the security of your home by lubricating or replacing locks as needed.
If you’re in the market for replacements, why not look into smart home technology? There are several advantages to smart door locks. Smart locks are keyless, to begin with, and you can even lock and unlock your door from your phone. The remote lock and unlock features allow you to let visitors into your home when you are not at home or lock the house when you have already left.
Highlights of the smart lock features include:
- You can use a smartphone app to unlock or lock your locks from anywhere
- You can assign temporary codes to guests and employees
- You can integrate your home security system seamlessly
Avoid Obstructions From Trees and Bushes
Although it may not seem like it, general yard work contributes a lot to Spring safety. The overgrowth of bushes and trees can make your home more vulnerable to burglaries. They’re a great place to hide if you’re lurking around the house. A simple way to increase the security of your home is to cut back your bushes. By doing so, you’ll also be able to see from your home’s windows better.
Install Outdoor Lights
Additionally, installing new outdoor lights can increase the visibility of your home’s exterior. Lighting your property is an excellent way to deter potential burglars, and it is a simple way to make your home more secure. The warmer weather is a great time to install motion sensor lights in your doorways, in front of your garage, and in the backyard. Take a look at any entry points you may have and make sure you have a light there.
When considering new exterior lights, smart lights are an excellent option! You can control them remotely from an easy-to-use security app and even set timers and schedules for when you’re not at home. Plus, with more control of your lighting, you will have more control over your energy bill and savings!
Improve Perimeter Security by Repairing Damaged Fencing and Gates
There can be a lot of damage done by winter that won’t be noticed until warmer weather. You should pay particular attention to any perimeter security measures, such as brick walls and fencing. In extreme weather, your fence can be blown over, bricks eroded, wood becomes brittle, or rust can form. It is worth checking for damage, even if it appears just cosmetic. Look for weakened points throughout the perimeter. Use nice weather to get out in the yard and make those fixes.
Make Sure You Have a Smart Home Security System in Place
When you have made sure all of these security measures are in place for the spring, you may still be looking for additional ways to protect your family and enhance your home security. You can get the added peace of mind you are seeking by installing a smart home security system if you do not already have one. The truth is, no matter what else you do to protect yourself, nothing comes close to protecting you as much as a personal home security system. By combining your services, you can take advantage of 24/7 monitoring and manage it from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
For More Security and Home Automation Tips and Solutions, Look to Johns Brothers Security
Check out our home security blog for a variety of tips and solutions to help protect you and your family. At Johns Brothers Security, we take great pride in delivering 100% satisfaction to every customer For over 40 years, Johns Brothers Security has provided the highest quality, state-of-the-art, the widest range of smart security solutions to residents and businesses in Hampton Roads, Richmond, and the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
If you’re ready to discuss our custom solutions, contact us today at 1-800-242-9760 to learn more about our services and how we can help customise a perfect smart security system for your needs!