Low-Cost Ways to Make Your Home More Secure
26 Dec 2019
29 Oct 2018
Question: What would you do if a group of monsters, ghosts, pirates, wizards, princesses, fairies, and other fantastic creatures knocks on your door?
Answer: You give them candies, of course!
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Yup, Halloween is just around the corner, and as a homeowner you should start preparing for the most ghoulish night of the year as early as now. But aside from stocking up on assorted candies, decorating your home with all the scariest knick-knacks, and getting your kids those scary/cute costumes, you should also be making sure that your home and your loved ones are safe.
Halloween is definitely one of the most fun holidays for kids and adults alike. However, because most are either hosting a party or just anticipating those cute trick-or-treaters, most homes are relatively “open” during the Halloween celebration. And this makes most homes vulnerable to invasions, burglaries, and theft.
So how can you make sure your home is safe while those little ghouls and witches come a-strollin’ all around? Here are some simple tips on how to keep your home safe this Halloween:
Sure, those large bushes and hedges give you and your home privacy; but they can also provide thieves, burglars, and other people who are up to no good a place to hide. And because you have a better view around your premises when you keep your hedges trimmed, you can immediately call the cops when you see anyone suspicious lurking around your home. So make sure that you keep them well trimmed, not just on Halloween but throughout the year.
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One of the most important homeowner safety tips during Halloween is to keep your doors, windows, and other possible entry locked and secured at all times. If you’re hosting a party, just open the front door or the ones that you or your guests are in. This way, you can always keep tabs on who is entering or exiting your home.
Believe it or not, many homeowners across the country have this silly custom of leaving a spare key outside their house for emergencies. And because it’s so common, many burglars anticipate it and are actually familiar where people usually hide them. Don’t be a victim of a home invasion or a burglary — never, ever, leave a spare key outside your home.
Yes, your home may look spookier when the surroundings are dark; but it could also be an invitation for crooks to burglarize your home; not to mention that a poorly lit entryway could cause accidents to your guests or to trick-or-treaters. So make sure that your home is well-lit, not only as a deterrent to would-be intruders, but also for you to be able to keep a watchful eye on your property.
In line with keeping your home’s surroundings well lit, installing motion detecting lights in your entryway, driveway, as well as your patio is definitely a good investment. Aside from discouraging intruders, installing motion detecting lights around your property could alert you if ever trespassers dare to enter your property.
Aside from installing motion detecting lights around your property, alarms that blare when it detects movement is another good investment. These could actually help in keeping your home safe by alerting everyone on the event of a break-in. And like the motion detecting lights, alarms are also a very effective home invasion deterrent.
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If you’re planning to go to a Halloween party or if you’re taking advantage of the holiday and plans to take your whole family on a trip, a reliable alarm monitoring service is the best option for you. These services allow you to keep a watchful eye on your property while you’re away. It wouldn’t just keep your home protected from intruders, it could also alarm the authorities on the event of fires while you’re away.
While you’re busy tending to your Halloween party guests and/or handing out treats to the neighborhood kids, you’ll probably take your garage, and everything in it, for granted. This is where many unscrupulous individuals usually strike. Installing an alarm and light sensor allows you to keep a watchful eye on your garage, your car, and everything else you keep in it.
Keeping your home safe this Halloween wouldn’t be a problem with all the know-hows and equipment listed here. Investing in the Alarm.com interactive residential service, for instance, is a sure-fire way to ensure your home, your loved ones, and all your valuables are kept safe, not only this Halloween and other holidays, but for the whole year. So no matter what your plans are this All Hallows Eve, remember to be safe — invest in equipment and/or services that could very well be your savior should home intruders strike.
If you’re planning to install or upgrade your home security this Halloween, you can check out the different security products offered here, from alarm systems to video surveillance equipment. You can also avail an alarm monitoring service for one year — a service wherein your alarm system is connected to our central station. This means that if anything triggers your alarm, we’ll immediately send help.
26 Dec 2019