Home security – 11 tips to protect your belongings
It’s summertime and the living is easy, especially for potential thieves. It’s easy to forget about locking doors when you’re in and out of the garden or on a quick trip to the store. Going away for longer, like holidays or business trips, brings its own challenges for securing your home.
Know your neighbours
Whether they’re down the hall or across the road, your neighbours can be a good form of defence if they know you, your family, and when you’re away. They can also collect your mail and make it look like someone's home.
Think like a thief
Try to break into your home. Are your doors and windows secured? Is it easy to force your way in through the outside and garage doors? Look for other vulnerable spots.
Install an alarm system
Upgrade your door locks
Secure your doors
Protect your windows
Prevent identity theft
Trim trees and shrubs
Use social media wisely
Be social media savy. Don't announce your holiday plans or post photos of your best holiday ever while away. Wait until you get home. Otherwise, you’re advertising your home is available to rob.