f you are going to effectively protect yourself, your loved ones, and your property from criminals, you’re going to need to make sure that you have created as secure an environment in your home as humanly possible.
Unfortunately, too terribly many of us simply do not take the security of our home as seriously as we probably should – until it’s too late, anyway.
Yes, most people probably aren’t going to have to deal with the indignity of having their front door kicked in and all of their worldly possessions looted (or, heaven forbid, someone hurt), but every single year millions of people have their homes broken into. In fact, according to statistics from the US Department of Justice, there is a home break in occurring every 10 seconds.
Every 10 seconds. Six every minute, 60 every hour. It’s almost incomprehensible – but it’s real, and it’s something that we all have to wake up to.
Thankfully, you’ll be able to better protect yourself and your loved ones from this headache and hassle – this living nightmare – by making sure that you secure every single entry point into your home as effectively and as reliably as possible.
Here’s how to get started.
Make sure that your doors are completely secure
The very first thing you’re going to want to do is make sure that all of your doors are secure as possible. This probably isn’t as simple or as straightforward as it might seem on the surface, however.
You see, even the most expensive and high quality lock set built into a door isn’t going to be worth that much if the door itself isn’t solid or sturdy. If one solid kick can blow the door open (or it to smithereens), you’re going to need to make a strategic upgrade.
Always think about where the weakest link is in your security set up and do everything in your power to upgrade it. Sometimes the best upgrades aren’t the most obvious ones to make.
Don’t forget about ALL of your windows
After you have locked up all of the doors (no pun intended), you’re going to want to move on to your windows.
For whatever reason, people have a tendency to forget about their windows as an entry point. You can’t afford that luxury. Not only should you make sure that all of your windows on the lower level have been secured completely, but you’re also going to want to make sure that upper-level windows that can be effortlessly accessed are also secured as well.
The garage is one of the “forgotten” points of entry that needs to be secured
Finally, you’ll want to be 100% certain that your garage is as burglar proof as possible as well.
More and more criminals are discovering that they only have to push against one of the panels in your garage door to gain access to the emergency release system – and once that happens, they are able to lift the door with no extra effort and gain access to your home.
This can be prevented with the Garage Shield upgrade (a tool less installation that requires no real effort whatsoever to be set up permanently), a worthy upgrade that you’ll want to make ASAP.