As you move into spring and work to clean up your home, now is a great time to evaluate your security measures as well for your home. There are multiple steps you can take that will help to increase the overall security of your home.
Install an Alarm System
First, if you want to have a safer home, you will want to install an alarm system. Modern alarm systems are a little more advanced than simple alarm systems used to be. You can now add various sensors, from ones that record vibrations to ones that detect when a window or door is opened.
You can also add various other alarms to your homes, such as smart smoke and fire alarms and carbon dioxide alarms.
Instead of just having a keypad in your home go off when your security alarm is engaged, you can now get information sent directly to an app on your phone, allowing you to monitor your content remotely.
Upgrade Your Security Cameras
Second, you are going to want to upgrade your security camera. Most comprehensive alarm systems include the use of at least some security cameras.
One of the most popular places to locate a security camera is the front door, allowing you to scare away potential thieves and monitor who is approaching your home. You can also install security cameras on all outside doors and entrance points to your home. For a full security system, you may also want a few indoor security cameras, such as near the front entrance, so if someone breaks into your home, you will have another chance to catch their face.
Ensure your exterior security cameras are visible; that way, they can serve to scare people away from your home who shouldn't be there.
Get to Know Your Neighbors
Third, take some time to get to know your neighbors. That doesn't mean you have to have them over for dinner, but you should know your neighbor's names and a little bit about them. Devolving a friendly relationship with your neighbors can help keep your home safe.
If your neighbor sees someone breaking a window to get into your home or prying open a window, they are more likely to call emergency services when they know who you are. You can even share watch duties with your neighbors, pick up mail, and keep an eye on things when one of you is out of town.
If you want to make your home more secure this year, you will want to install a modern security system with cameras. This will allow you to monitor your home remotely so you can always keep an eye on your home no matter where you are. Get to know who your neighbors are, as you can work all together to keep your community safe.