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Security Tips 4 Home Security Tips

It seems as though home security is becoming even more critical as break-ins and home robberies are becoming all too common. Ensure that your home security is up to anything that can be thrown your way. Follow these four home security tips, making updates to the structure of your home. This may be just the thing you need to deter potential thieves from entering your property.

Alarm

While an alarm won’t necessarily have any ability to stop someone from entering your home, it may certainly make them think otherwise once it starts ringing. There are a few different options that can be chosen with an alarm system whether it is one that just monitors the doors activities, or one that is also active on the windows.

You don’t necessarily have to have an alarm system at your home, but just the appearance of one will do some good. Invest in the alarm company stickers and place these on your windows and doors. Potential thieves will see these indications and will not take the risk.

Avoid Social Media

Social media has become such a large part of our daily lives that everything seems to hit the web before anything else. Even if you are excited about a trip you are taking, or want to post pictures of where you are traveling, hold off. Don’t post these photos while you are currently gone. There is a good chance you don’t really know every person on your friend list.

While you can post fun pictures about your trips, do so after you have returned making it clear you are home again. Don’t publicize that you are away, instead share things after the fact. This may save you the chance of coming home to an unpleasant surprise.

Don’t Hide the Key in Obvious Places

When key hiding products were first brought on the scene, they were new and unique enough to be effective for some. Now they have become all too common. Thieves are looking for these easy spots to find keys, obtaining easy entry. Instead of using these methods, find more difficult spots that only you will be able to identify. Leave a key with a nearby trusted family member instead to ensure you will have a way in if locked out.

Invest in a Safe

Should someone enter your home with the intent to steal, there is one more line of defense you can take. A strong safe will be beneficial in protecting the items you value most. When thieves enter a home, they are looking for the fastest way to get what they want and get out. A safe will deter them from your most valued items, keeping them from escaping with those things that are irreplaceable.

There are many steps of home security that need to be addressed. Make sure that you know how to best protect your belongings in any situation. With these four critical home security tips, you will be better protected from thieves in your neighborhood.

Posted 6/8/2014 6:00 PM