With so many home security options available it does not matter if you choose Frontpoint or Protect America ( just to name 2 popular brands). Follow these home security tips to matter which comany you choose.
“Prevention is better than cure. Be bolted, be safe”
So, you have pulled up your socks, and have installed the home security system of choice at your home. As the logical next step, you need to adapt some safety tips to add up an extra sense of protection.
For peace of mind, you can go through this easy-to-follow home safety tips:
- Create an illusion that someone is at your house for a long period. How? Well, you can leave a stereo or a TV switched on in a room.
- Try out the motion light and detectors to minimize the burglar concealment.
- Do make sure that the yard signs and window decals are prominently installed in your property as they are able to deter potential burglars.
- Do install 1- inch deadbolt locks on the exterior doors for safety.
- Keep a wireless keychain as it enables you to check the door before you open it for the unexpected visitor.
- Do not leave extra keys under the doormats, potted plants or any outdoor location, thieves can find them. Do find an inconspicuous place or give the extra key to a trustable neighbor.
- Make the glass patio doors burglar proof by setting a metal pipe in the middle of the bottom track of the door slide. Remember the pipe should be of the same length as the track.
- Use glass break sensor to detect when a glass door or window is shattered and alerts you, when there is a break-in.
- Do not keep your garage doors opened. Prohibit intruders from gaining access to a door that leads directly into your home, by keeping garage doors closed.
- Do not advertise the expensive items in your room. As a precaution, keep your drapes and blinds shut.
- Store your cash, jewelry and other valuables in a safe or safety deposit box instead of leaving them anywhere around.
- Please do not leave behind any kind of notes for service people or family members in your absence or this will alert the burglar.
- Arm your system every time, before you leave your house; make sure that your home, pet and valuables are safe.
- If you plan to be away from your house for some days, lowering your telephone ring volume might be a good idea. Your unanswered call may alarm the burglar about your absence.
- Have a neighbor to collect your newspaper and mail.
- Do not cancel any kind of delivery, you do not know how the information may get leak and burglars break in your home.
- If ADT is your choice then use ADT Pulse to check in your home even in your absence, with the help of cell phone or laptop, interconnected with the security camera installed at your home.
- Use fire resistant roofing materials when you think to buy, build or renovate your home.
- Never leave candles or flammable things burning.
- Douse the cigarette and cigar butts before dumping them in the trash.
- Do not leave the hot irons or burning stovetops and outdoor grills unattended, while you are using them. Do check them twice after using them.
- Install carbon monoxide detectors or smoke alarms to keep your loved ones protected from fire.
- Regularly dispose the dead and dry vegetation in your yard or nearby bushy areas around your home, to protect your home from fire, as these materials are highly flammable.
- Do make sure that the lid stays on your trashcan and do not store the firewood and other combustible products near your home.
- Do have smoke alarms at every level of your home. For best detection, you can install the ionization and photoelectric type of smoke alarms.
- Do not try those deadbolt locks with an inside key, as you need to save yourself first if a fire starts. A missing key may lock you inside the home.
- Do not nail your windows and make sure they open easily in case if there is a fire outbreak.
- Have a fire escape plan for your family and find out two exits from every room. Find out a meeting place outside the home and drill this movement twice a year with your family to escape the fire in reality.
- Make sure that the street address of your home is clearly visible so that the firefighters can identify your home in case of an emergency.
- You should have proper training to use the home security alarm properly so that you can guard yourself at the very first stage of a fire outbreak.