Most small time criminals are opportunists. You are much less likely to get burglarized if you do not tempt thieves with your valuables.. Dirtbikes, art, tools, etc should be stowed away and kept out of sight.
Insure that there is adequate exterior lighting
Many criminals like to hide in dark places in order to find the right moment to break into a property. By installing exterior lights around your property you will be 5 times more secure.
Always check your locks
Do you check your locks when you leave to insure that all doors and windows are locked? This is the most simple thing that you can do to improve the overall security of your home.
Install a high quality surveillance system
Surveillance systems are not only a way to prosecute criminals but they are also a good deterrent. The installation of a high quality surveillance system will improve your overall security drastically.
Purchase high quality locks.
Most doors have to be up to code as mandated by the City. You can count on doors to be relatively secure. The weakest point is the lock. The purchase of higher quality locks insures a higher level of security.
Going on a holiday to Hawaii or Paris seems exhilarating to you. You have booked your flight tickets, done hotel reservations, packed your favorite jerseys, packed camera and so on. Hey, but are you forgetting anything? Yes, you are leaving your lovely home behind. Your favorite space, personal room, valuables, electronic devices, expensive furniture, etc.
It is a challenge to safeguard your home when you are away on a holiday or on a business trip, along with your family members. Our home is a part of our life
Following are the significant aspects to be taken care of in the home security checklist:
Visibility of the valuables from the street
Visibility of the doors and windows from the street
Material of doors – is it wood or metal or any other?
Brightness in the entry route and pathways
Visibility of the house number from the street
Visibility of the person opening the door
Availability of cell phone in case of cutting of telephone lines
Availability of spare keys with the neighbor
During traveling, collection of mail at the post office
Monitoring of your home through yard signs or any other aspect
Access of fire extinguishers in the interior part of your home
Use of deadbolt locks on all the interior doors and front door
Installation of motion-sensor lights
Locks on sliding doors
Secondary locks on windows
Recording details of your personal property
Storage of valuables in a safe vault or deposit
Awareness about your neighbors
Places where you leave your house key in case of emergency
Locking of backyard gate, grills, bikes, etc.
Locking of doors at several occasions
Shredding of unnecessary documents prior to its disposal
Kind of fitting of doors into the frames
Watch program of the neighbors, if any
Rekeying of the doors since your moving in
Recent break-ins your neighboring area
Securing mail slots, pet places and vents
Brightness in the exterior part of your home
Home alarm systems and its regular monitoring
Installation of surveillance cameras and their proper functioning
Proper functioning of carbon monoxide detectors
Proper functioning of smoke detectors