Did you know that according to the latest FBI crime report, more than a third of all burglaries occur through unforced entries? This translates into one out of every three burglaries that could have been prevented by simply locking entry points to your home like doors and windows.
Learn more about simple solutions you can use to secure home entry points.
Statistics show that thirty-four percent of burglars enter through the front door, while 22 percent enter through the back door. So it is extremely important to secure your doors even if you feel you live in the safest of neighborhoods.
Check your door locks regularly to make sure they are in good working order. Over time, doors and locks tend to warp in extreme temperatures, which can affect your locks’ performance.
Smart locks with credentials have added security features that alert you when someone is coming or going from your home. You can receive mobile alerts if a door is locked or unlocked. Then from your smartphone security app, you can quickly lock or unlock doors.
Use image or motion sensors near doors to monitor movement.
Video surveillance cameras around doors provide a way to monitor and record activity and deter intruders 24/7.
Installing a monitored alarm system utilizes a monitoring center that will receive notice if someone enters your home while your security system is armed. They will quickly notify authorities of any unauthorized entries.
Garages are another very popular entry point for burglars. So it is important to keep your garage door closed and locked to keep your items out of sight and out of mind for potential thieves. And, don’t forget to lock the door connecting the garage to your house.
If you are always in a hurry and tend to forget if you have locked your doors after leaving home, a smart security system offers remote access control. As mentioned earlier, this allows you to unlock and lock doors from a smart security app on your phone. This can offer real peace of mind!
Surveillance cameras installed in and around the garage will help with monitoring activity, and they can record footage to help apprehend the intruder. Using the app, monitor the status of your garage door via your smartphone. This app can alert you if the door is open too long or open at certain periods of the day.
Check your windows to make sure each lock works properly. Make sure locks stay securely in place if moved or jiggled a little from side to side. Don’t forget to check your basement, laundry room, and decorative windows, or any others that may be overlooked. Most importantly, keep your windows locked when not in use.
Install exterior lighting around windows, such as motion-sensitive lights or floodlights. It is also important to trim trees and shrubs around first-floor windows to ensure they cannot be used as hiding places.
Window coverings provide privacy and help to conceal homes from prying eyes. Equip windows with good blinds and curtains and avoid transparent fabrics.
Motion-triggered window sensors will send alerts to your mobile device whenever a window is accessed or opened. Have glass-break detectors installed on all first-floor windows; these will trigger an alarm if activated.
Consider the tips and solutions in this blog article to keep your property secure. Additionally, contact a trusted security expert for a plan tailored to your specific needs. There are many ways to customize the perfect security system for you!