Your home is the one place where you should always feel safe. When it comes to ensuring your home provides you with the comfort and security you need, one of the most important things you can do is to be familiar with all the entry points to your home. It is imperative to your safety that all of your entry points are locked and secured at all times. Many homes have vulnerable entry points, but some homeowners do not realize this fact, until someone breaks in their home.
Have You Secured Your Windows?
We know there will be times when homeowners want to enjoy the cool breeze and let a little fresh air enter their home. However, one of the first entry points a burglar will use is a window. If you unlock your windows and open them up at any time of the day, you must always remember to let the windows down and lock them. If you have trouble locking your windows, this could be a sign that it is time to replace your locks or windows.
If you do not want anyone peeking through your windows to discover what items you have in your home or if the house is occupied, you can consider purchasing curtains and other coverings that will conceal the inside of your home. If you want to be alerted when anyone attempts to enter your home through the window, you can have sensors installed on your windows.
Have You Secured Your Doors?
We have all been told how important it is to close our doors and properly lock them. However, some people forget to lock their doors, and others may not feel a need to lock their doors because they believe their homes will never be burglarized. However, many burglaries take place because the burglar entered the house through an unlocked front door, back door, or side door.
Thankfully, today’s homeowners can securely lock their doors with smart locks. Smart locks can be included with your home security system. You will receive notifications when your doors are opened and closed. You will not have to worry about giving spare keys away or hiding a key under your welcome mat. Anyone who wants access to your home will be able to enter your home with the code you have given. Smart locks can add an extra layer of security because you will be able to know who has entered your home based on the smart lock code your family members or guests have used.
When you secure all entry points of your home and invest in the right security system, you will be able to remain comfortable and safe in your house. Contact us today for more information on home security advice.