Nobody loves to loose things that they worked hard to get. It is not just about losing your property but also about infringement into your privacy. The security of your home is one thing that you cannot relent. It is all about ensuring that all your hard work and accumulated property is secure and safe. The best way of ensuring that you are secure and all your property are safe within the realms of your house is by doing regular home security checks.
This is a systematic process. Doing it right means there are a number of factors and issues that you consider in the process. There are some mandatory checks that you need to have done and implemented for you to be sure that all is well within your home. Here are a few checks that you need to follow up on to secure your home.
Have a complete walk through your home
You need to visit every room in the house to ensure all is ok. Check for anything that is out of place that may cause damage to your house when you will be away. Check for any opening especially in areas with a direct exit. It is important to carry out this process because it not only ensures that your home is secure but also provide a basis for evaluation in case of an infringement. You may know what is out of place only if you had a glance at it before you left.
Ensure all doors and windows are locked
Have you locked all the doors and windows? This is a question that you should always have on your mind before you leave your home. You would not really blame an intruder if you left your door ajar. It is the basic measure of keeping your home secure. Having the door locked before you leave. Ensure that you walk through the home checking all the doors. You may consider having some windows opened to keep the home fresh. However, all the windows that one can use to access your home should be closed. If your your locks are old or not working, you should consider engaging a good locksmith in you area.
Keep your valuable things indoor
If you have some property outside because you were using them there or for other reasons, ensure that you keep them indoors before you leave. It is easy for someone to pick something from your lawn without consequences especially if you do not have a secure gate. To avoid this, just keep your valuables inside. You may use your garage to keep things that you may not desire to be inside your house but avoid keeping them outside.
Turn off and on all the lights
If you will be away for the night, ensure that you turn off all the lights that should be turned off. Having lights on at night will give an intruder a clear view of what is happening inside. Make sure all the lights that are not in use are off. Security lights and other lights that need to be on should be switched on. There is a reason you need security lights. Their purpose will only be achieved if they are kept on.
Open and close blinds
If you are leaving the house, ensure that all the blinds are closed. Nobody should be able to see through your home. If there are blinds that you usually keep opened while you are away for any reason, this is the time that you will keep the open. This security measure is essential in controlling visual access of your home.
Bring the mail in
This may seem to be an unnecessary measure towards security but it is important to ensure that all your mails are safely within your home before you leave. If someone wanted to know more about you, he or she would use your mail. You do not want this and that is why you will keep your mail inside.
Other home security checks that you may need to implement include ensuring that your alarm is activated and securing your gate. These measures will help keep your home safe from intruders. You will save your home from the risk of infringement and possible loss of property. Having these measure in mind before you leave your home should develop into a habit that will keep you safe and secure whenever you are leaving your home.
Tips courtesy of Adelaide Home Security.