Security News & Tips
Keeping your home secure during the winter
There are a number of things you can do to secure your home during the Winter months.
How to Secure Your Home With Lights
It is important to note if you have high hedges or shrubs – they can obscure anyone’s sight from the pavement. So it is a good idea to trim high hedges so that your home IS always visible from the road.
You can also secure your home by leaving the lights, radio, and television on while you are away. In most cases, burglars won’t risk breaking into an occupied house.
However, with ongoing electricity price hikes, it may be a good idea to purchase cheap timers to turn on and off lights, radios, and TVs – a good idea if you plan to go away on a holiday. There are some great timers out there that can detect daylight and will automatically turn off and on with the rising and falling of the sun.
These timers also come in handy when you’re popping out to collect the kids from their after-school activities and want the house to look occupied.
Make sure your valuables are kept away from windows so they can’t be seen. Jewelry isn’t the only thing that qualifies, but also smartphones, laptops, tablets, and so forth.
This is especially important to consider when the timer switch turns your lights on when you’re not there. After all, the switch can’t draw your curtains!
Lock your garage, especially if you keep tools in it that could be used to break in. Modern garage locks can be operated remotely using a smartphone or tablet, so you can lock or unlock the garage while away from home.
Secure Your Home With A Burglar Alarm
Another very obvious way to secure your home is to install a burglar alarm.
Put yourself in the shoes of your local, friendly burglar who has a choice of two homes; yours or your neighbors. Your neighbor has a very visible burglar alarm while you don’t, which home do you suppose he will choose?
Protecting your property should be your top priority not just for your family but also for the valuable belongings that are in the house. Many people ignore, overlook, and underestimate the need of taking appropriate home security measures. Burglary or theft can lead to devastating consequences both financially and emotionally. The most effective and best way to protect your home is by having a full home alarm security system installed.
Contact ESP Security today for more information and a quote