The economy is down and the criminal activities has been up in recent years. In today’s environment protecting your home or business against crime is more important than ever.
Your security and protection are very important so we have produced some easy and really important hints and tips for you to feel connected and give you the best possible solutions to ensure you are more safe and secure in your home.
Security Tips Inside Your Home
Ensure your doors have adequate locks – protect doors with dead bolt locks. Most of all break-ins are through a door
Secure all your sliding glass doors with a metal bar or wooden dowel placed in the door track including those upstairs
Close and lock your doors and windows – even if you are only going out for a short time
Never leave valuables in sight so they would be visible through windows where burglars can see them
Don’t leave keys in their locks – ensure they are put away, even if you are at home
Ensure that all ground and basement windows are fitted with locks
Make an inventory of your valuables and keep the list in safe place. – This will enable the police to return any stolen property to you
Ensure that you have appropriate lighting and use a timer to turn on lights inside your home in your absence, to give the impression that a home is occupied. This is one of the most cost-effective deterrents to burglary
Invest in an ADT monitored home security system as the most effective deterrent. ADT’s monitored security systems provide peace of mind through 24-hour monitoring and can contact the Police or Fire Brigade where appropriate.
With all security, consideration must be given to the risk of fire and means of escape. Install smoke detector and even carbon monoxide detector for added protection.
Enhance your home security with CCTV closed circuit TV system.
Feel safe at home and keep strangers away with a security door entry system
Post emergency phone numbers by the telephone, including your cellular phone, for your children or babysitter to use when you are not at home. Teach your children how to use the emergency panic button on the ADT alarm system.
Security Tips Outside Your Home
Light up the outside of your home – in addition to keeping your home well lit; invest in motion-detecting outdoor floodlights around your home
Maintain your garden – ensure that your back and front plantings provide maximum visibility to and from your home
Tree limbs should also be trimmed to prevent thieves from climbing into windows
Lock away garden tools – ensure ladders and garden tools are out of sight and secure them to prevent burglars from using them to break into your home
Ensure your garage door is secure – especially if there is an adjoining door into your house
Keep garden gates locked
Fit a trellis on top of garden fences – this makes it more difficult for burglars to climb into your yard.
Never leave door keys under the doormat or under a plant pot outside
Always be aware of usual and unusual activities in your neighborhood; immediately report suspicious behavior
Fire Tips for The Home
Ensure you have a working smoke/Fire alarm and carbon monoxide detector
Never leave candles unattended and make sure they are in holders that won’t tip over
Don’t run wires under carpets or rugs
Don’t overload Outlets – no more than three plugs should be used on any one extension cord
Develop an escape plan for you and your family.