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Ways of Improving Your Home’s Security

The news nowadays is filled with stories about burglaries in every corner of the country. Crime rates have risen dramatically and burglars are a threat no matter which neighborhood you live in. Not all burglars are weapon-welding, some simply use cunning ways to invade your home and get away with your valuables. However, you can prevent your home for break-ins and keep your valuables secure by following the tips below.

Avoid hiding keys under the doormat, beneath stones, or anywhere around the house when you leave. An intruder could be watching your move and use that chance to open your home and get away with valuables. If your family members arrive at different times, then you’re better of making duplicate keys for them. If you don’t want to be walking around with a key out of fear that you may lose it, then you should simply invest in a digital lock which is convenient and more effective.

Believe it or not, voice mails do feature among the causes of break-ins in homes. Do not leave specific voicemail messages such as ‘I’ve gone on a vacation for a month’ or ‘I will be back in a week’. Since anybody could be on the other end of the line, it is easy to use this opportunity to break into your home and get away with your property. You should only leave general messages such as ‘I’ll get back to you as soon as possible’.

Social media has been a great revelation in the modern age where people actively share every aspect of their lives. It is not unusual to find a person uploading regular images of everything they are doing every hour. In addition, they post about their riches and possessions. Whether it is a live video on social media or a picture, beware of the traces that it leaves that could lead anyone to your home. Some of the most common pointers include landmarks, street names, and home addresses. Without knowing, you will be making yourself a target of crime and even worse, the burglars will know exactly what they want to steal.

Technology has indeed made life very simple. If you live in an isolated area or alone, you need to install a security system to help monitor any attempts to enter the home. Modern surveillance systems are capable of informing you of any burglary attempt or break-in through your smartphone and even send a live footage. Not only do the systems create awareness, they also give you an opportunity to inform the relevant authorities quick enough as well as gather video and picture evidence against the burglars.
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