Protect Your Home12/13/2013 Back To Blog
Your home is supposed to be a place where you feel the safest. But once that sense of security has been threatened, you may not necessarily feel physically safe even in the comfort of your own home. Sometimes, even those who live in the safest neighborhoods are subject to the crimes of petty thieves and hardened criminals. To prevent such traumatizing experiences from happening in the first place, it pays to steer clear of the most common mistakes made by homeowners when it comes to the security of their house.
Don’t Miss Out on Checking these Aspects of Your Home Security
Here are the top security oversights that homeowners should steer clear of:
Whether the doors are locked or not before you leave
Even the most organized individual sometimes forgets his or her car keys inside a locked door, or home keys inside a locked house. Or, if you did not forget the keys inside, you skip the step of making sure that your doors are properly locked before you leave. You will never know when unsavoury characters might be lurking in the background, so it pays to double check whether you locked the front door of your house or not before leaving.
Changing the door locks when you move, or when a tenant moves out
If you just moved into a new house, you will never know who the previous owners may have given duplicate keys to. As such, it pays to have all the keys replaced by a professional. The same thing holds true if you are a landlord and the previous tenants of a unit already moved out – it’s a must to have the locks replaced for security purposes.
Other aspects of home security that you should check on
Other oversights that you should steer clear of include not changing the locks when you lose the keys; relying on a dog for home security; opening up your home to virtual strangers; not fixing faulty alarm systems; and not installing deadbolts – simple latch locks will not do.
By checking on these aspects of your home security, you can rest assured that you are doing everything you can to ensure its physical security from possible break-ins.