Tips To Safeguard Your Property

25 Apr
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Tips To Safeguard Your Property

Securing your home and property from break-ins is vital to protecting both your family and your investment while feeling safe every day. Luckily, there are proven ways to ensure your property is protected that won’t cost a bundle.

Common Sense

Using common sense will go a long way towards keeping your property safe from thieves. For instance, always keep valuables out of sight and in a safe space. You can install a safe for valuables, but make sure it is bolted to the floor so thieves don’t try to run off with it.

If you can, keep valuables in a safety deposit box at your bank, where you know they’ll be safe. Avoid keeping valuables in any bedroom or bathroom as thieves usually head there first.

Doors & Windows 

Unless they are really enterprising, you shouldn’t worry about thieves digging a tunnel under your home in order to enter through the floor. Odds are, burglars will use the door or windows to try and enter. Using steel doors (as opposed to wood) as well as deadbolt locks can go a long way in frustrating a thief’s attempt at getting inside your home. These types of doors and locks can easily be found at any large hardware store.

If you have any sliding doors and windows, make sure they aren’t compromised by wear and tear. If they are, you may have to replace them. Also, add an extra layer of security by placing a long piece of wood or metal in the track of sliding doors and windows in order to prevent them from being opened.

Tech To Keep Your Property Safe

Luckily, there are technologies available to keep your property safe. An alarm system is arguably the best way to keep your property protected. Alarm systems work because they scare thieves stiff. Often, a sign from a well-known alarm company will be enough to keep burglars away from your property.

Another tech option is a smart doorbell. This tool allows you to see who is at your door without actually opening it, either on an accompanying screen or on your smartphone. Many smart doorbells offer two-way communication, allowing you to give the impression you are home, even if you aren’t.

If you want a cheaper option, many apps such as Presence and Alfred allow you to repurpose old phones and tablets as part of your home security system.

Protecting your home is one of the most important investments you’ll ever make. If you are looking to start the process of finding a home, contact us to discuss your options. We have everything you need to secure a mortgage and find the home of your dreams!