5 Tips for Home Security

Your home is your sanctuary. It’s where you raise your family, where you relax after a long day at work, and where you keep all of your precious belongings. So naturally, you want to make sure that your home is as safe and secure as possible. Today, let’s discuss five tips on updating your home security features.



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Review your security system regularly


It’s important to review your home security system regularly to ensure that it is working correctly and meets your needs. Make sure to test all of the features of your security system and update it as necessary. If you notice that any part of your security system isn’t working correctly, or if you need to add new features, don’t hesitate to contact your security company for assistance. They will be able to help you get everything up and running quickly and easily!



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Update your security system as technology advances



New technologies are constantly being developed, and it’s crucial to stay on top of these advancements. Therefore, you want to make sure you have a home security system that is up-to-date with the latest technology. This will allow you to keep your house protected at all times.  If there are any new features available for your current system, speak with someone from the company who installed it or contact them directly by phone or email if possible – they should be able to help you upgrade without much hassle whatsoever. 



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Secure your home’s entrances and exits



One of the most important aspects of home security is ensuring that your home is as secure as possible from the outside. Make sure to use sturdy locks on all of your doors and windows, and keep them in good condition.  Installing a good-quality deadbolt lock is essential for home security. The best way to do this is by using a keyed deadbolt, which will give you more control over who enters and exits the house with their keys. You should also consider installing an electronic system that allows only those with codes access through these doors without using physical keys. In addition, if there are any windows near front entrances or back patios where people can easily crawl through into homes, then make sure they’re locked too. This includes sliding glass ones because they provide additional points of entry when left unlocked (and even though it seems common sense, some people still forget).

Don’t forget about your garage. You should make sure that it is locked at all times and consider installing a garage door opener with a built-in security feature. Additionally, you can install motion sensor lights around your home to deter burglars from attempting to break in.



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Add a security sign to your yard


Something as simple as a home security sign in your front yard could keep your house safer—even if you don’t actually have the security system to back it up.  According to a 2012 report from the Department of Criminal Justice and Criminology at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte, 60 percent of burglars studied said that an indication that there was an alarm present would cause them to choose another property.



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Be prepared



It’s always a good idea to have something for protection if you need it. You can purchase pepper spray or batons at most hardware stores and even online.  Pepper spray can be legally purchased and carried in all 50 states. Some states regulate the maximum allowed strength of the pepper spray, age restriction, content and use. It also doesn’t require any traini​​ng or skill level.  A baton requires that you know how to hit someone with all their strength. You can check it out at Using a Baton. They’re also very affordable.

In conclusion


You can do many things to improve your home security, and the tips listed above are a great place to start. By following these simple ideas, you can help ensure that your family is safe and secure in their own home.









This is a collaborative post, but all opinions are my own.



I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

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