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Just How Safe Is Your Home?

view of the beautiful modern houses, outdoor by nightWe aren’t asking this as a scare tactic, but rather to bring awareness to the fact that your property, and therefore your family, may not be as safe as you think, depending on the steps you take to protect them. For instance, you can help deter burglars or trespassers with the installation of a Needham, MA intrusion alarm.

This is only the beginning, though. Naturally, you’d like it to never get to the point that an intruder gets in your home, right? Well, the good news is that there are steps you can take to help reduce the chance of this happening. Keep reading to learn more.

Create the Illusion That Someone Is Home

It’s a given that during the week, most homes will be fairly unoccupied in the daytime. But what if you’re going to be gone overnight, or for a more extended period of time? Take steps such as leaving a TV or stereo on in a room near the front door or other entry points.

You also may want to set your exterior lighting on motion sensors, and be sure that the front of your home is well lit.

Utilize Smart Technology

Today’s home security systems have features that can help keep you safe or even simply give you a peace of mind. For instance, have you considered a home security system with cameras? This way, when someone knocks on the door or rings the doorbell and you aren’t expecting it, you can quickly check to see who is there.

Smart locks are another great safety feature. This way you can lock and unlock doors remotely, which is great if you leave your home and forget whether or not you did lock the doors, or even if you’re in another room in the home.

Don’t Use Key Hideaways

Let’s face it, as untrustworthy and morally corrupt as home intruders may be, they aren’t necessarily dumb. They know full well the hiding places people use for their keys—under the doormat, in a potted plant, even in a fake plastic rock in the yard. If you need to “hide” a spare key somewhere, have it be with a family member or trusted neighbor, instead.

Use a Stick or Pipe for Added Sliding Glass Door Security

This one may be an oldie, but it’s a goody! You can lock your sliding glass door, but if you have one that faces the neighborhood, with no fencing in front of it, you might still be nervous about it. One option is to set a pipe or a thick piece of wood the length of the track in the door after closing it. This way, even if the lock fails for some reason, you have that added security.

Keep Your Garage Door Locked

We’re not talking about the door you use to go in and out with your car, but rather the garage door connected to your home. It becomes habit for many people to leave this door unlocked, as, after all, they have added security with the main garage door. However, if you forget to close your garage door or even if an intruder is determined enough, they may be able to get in.

For home security services as well as reliable electrical services, contact FB Integrated Solutions Inc. today!

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