4 Innovations to Ensure Home Safety

We all know it’s essential to protect our homes against risks like burglary, arson, and fire. Having a state-of-the-art security monitoring system can help mitigate these dangers, but certain techniques can make your home even safer.

Below are four home safety tips to help strengthen your home’s defenses.

1.Strategic Placement

Install your security keypad in a location not visible from outside the house. That way, potential burglars won’t be able to easily see if your alarm system is set or not.

2.Knowledge is Power

Your home alarm system is one of the main tools in your theft prevention toolbox. That’s why you should make sure your family knows how to turn the system on. But it’s usually a good idea to NOT tell children the alarm code if they’re not old enough to stay by themselves.

3.Make it Look like Someone’s Home

If you know you’re going to be away from home for a few days or a few weeks, there are some tricks you can use to make potential burglars think someone’s there. Leave a TV or radio on in a room near the front door. Use things like timer-controlled lighting and motion detectors to keep up the illusion.

4.Sometimes it’s good to be a Nosy Neighbor!

Leaving your house unattended is a stressful thing, to put it mildly. Whether it’s two weeks or two days, simply ask your neighbor to check in daily on the house. Call your local post office and tell them to hold your mail while you’re gone; you won’t give unwanted clues that no one’s there.