There are more than 1 million homes robbed around the United States each year. Having your home robbed can be a terrifying experience that homeowners should seek to protect themselves from if at all possible.
If you want to protect your home from potential theft, here are some easy-to-follow tips for you and your family.
Install a Security System
There are a variety of security systems available to homeowners. For example, homeowners can install motion sensors on doors and windows that would sound an alarm every time a door or window is opened. These sensors can be essential considering at least 70% of burglars enter a house via a door or window, according to a U.S. Department of Justice study.
The great thing about security systems is that there is a variety on the market and they fit all budgets and needs. For example, you can purchase one with professional monitoring services or one that is more do-it-yourself.
Add Security Cameras
Another great way to ensure your home safety is monitored at all times is to add cameras to different corners of the exterior of your home or different parts of your property. This would allow you to see what is happening at your home even when you are not there. Many of these camera systems allow for monitoring from the convenience of your smartphone.
In addition to security cameras, you can add motion sensor lighting that will add spotlights to your property when they sense movement on the ground. This will scare unwanted d intruders — be it a burglar or an animal trying to get in your beloved garden — out of your yard and away from your possessions.
Consider Private Security for Events at Your Home
If you have a lot of events at your home and are worried the guests or access to your home can put you and your family in danger, you should consider hiring private security.
These security professionals will not only monitor who is coming in and out of your home, but they will also make sure the home is properly secure after an event, they will make sure nothing is taken out of the home when the event is over and they will ensure private areas of your home, such as your children’s bedroom, are respected at all times.
For more and more families, this is becoming a more relevant security option. In fact, the market for private security services across the globe is now worth an estimated $180 billion and that number is projected to reach $240 billion this year.
Get a Safe
If you want to ensure the most important items in your home are secure from burglars even when they get into your home, consider purchasing a home safe. You can secure important paperwork and documents, cash, jewelry, and passports. These safes are also good because they allow you to secure guns and other weapons and keep them out of reach of children.
Make Sure Your Data is Secure
Data transmission and storage security are key in modern enterprises. It is also essential for securing a modern home. If a thief can break into your digital information they can secure crucial and financial data that will give them access to every corner of your life.
To ensure that your data is secure, homeowners need to ensure their networks — including their router or WIFI networks are password protected. At the same time, all of your devices, including your laptops and smartphones, should be password protected as well.
Keeping your home safe is an essential step that every homeowner should take. Following these tips, however, will help you ensure your most important people and possessions are safe from any kind of theft.