Many of us go to work on a weekday, taken for granted our own sanctuary, leaving our valuables and possessions at home unsecure. Professional thieves know that many homes are empty, and they are happy to take full advantage of the homeowners’ absence.
Not all tools can stop every break-in, but there are a few things you can do to make your home more secure.
Strengthen Your Front Door Against Kick-Ins
Two out of three homes are burgled simply because their locks are too weak to withstand brute force. Replace short mounting screws with larger, sturdier screws. This reinforces the doorframe and keeps the screws from breaking. You can also replace the strike on the door, and install a new metal plate for the bolt to slide into.
Install Digital Locks
Physical keys can be lost or stolen, and spare keys hidden nearby can be a huge security risk. Digital locks only need a numeric code, and some can even be controlled on your phone. This lets you keep tighter control on who has access to your home, and if you ever need change it, there will be no need to call a locksmith.
Installing surveillance cameras is one of the most effective ways to monitor your home. Most newer models have a live feed, so you can check in as often as you want. If a crime does occur, having video evidence is one of the best ways to support your case.
If you don’t have time to do all of this yourself, call and consult the security professionals at SM Security. We offer everything you need to secure your home, including burglar alarms, 24-hour monitoring, cameras and keyless entry. Our staff watches your back 24 hours a day, so you can go to work knowing your home is in safe hands. Call us today!