5 Tips to Improve Your Home’s Security

Every home security system should include layers of protection that start with changing common practices and implementing simple changes that complement the home security system. Even the most comprehensive security alarm systems are less effective if residents fail to put supportive practices in place.

Here are some fast, simple, and affordable ways to improve your home’s overall security.

Change the Locks

Change the locks when you move into a new home, or if you lose your keys. Even if you know who lived in the home prior to you, you do not know who has the key. And if your keys are lost with other identifying information it would be easy to use that information to gain entry. One option is to use automation and zwave enabled locks which you can lock and unlock remotely with a smartphone app. This will ensure that you never need to give out a key to service professionals or others.

Install a Home Security System

Typically, burglars are looking for a fast, easy hit and will avoid any home with home security systems in place. Monitored alarm systems also alert residents and authorities of possible dangers to help keep you, your family, and your property safe.

Use “Mockupancy”

No burglar wants to hit a home while people are home because it increases their chances of getting caught about 100%. If you are not home, use your home automation system to simulate your presence. With the television going on and off in one room, music in another, and lights going on and off in various rooms, you’ll send most burglars heading for the hills.

Conceal Wiring Outside

If your home security system is wired, be sure the wiring is concealed and protected, or switch to wireless technologies.

Enable Your System

One of the top mistakes home security system owners make is not enabling the system. Make it part of your routine to have your system on.

GuardMe Security specializes in custom integrated home security systems based on individual client needs. Whether you need, fire, security, or access control and monitoring, we have you covered. Contact us today!

Craig Metzger
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