Your home is your haven. It’s where you can rest, relax, and recover from a hard day’s work and where your children live and grow to become fine adults. To maintain your home as a sanctuary, you need to keep it secure from external evils such as thieves, burglars, and intruders.
A lock and a key may not be enough to fully secure your house. In fact, security technology is constantly being developed to patch, reinforce, or replace previously exploited materials. There are simple ways to make your home secure. Additionally, there are several tools in the market that you can use to ensure a safe home.
Take a look below at some examples.
You may be wondering why this is included in a list of security tools. Yes, lockpicks are used to break into a home, but if you think about it, they can also be used to probe and find vulnerabilities, which you can then address with additional or better locks.
As stated earlier, locks aren’t always a guarantee of a safe house. Locks can easily be bypassed. Take sliding chain locks, for example. A rubber band or a piece of string can force the chain open from the outside. Therefore, you may want to try breaking into your own home.
Consider using Peterson lockpicks as their grips are made of rubber, making them comfortable to use. Plus, the rubber grips will prevent the tool from slipping out of your hands, which is common for novices. You may even find the hobby fun just by using this tool.
You may not always be at home. You may be working in the office, going out of town on a vacation, or just doing some groceries. Regardless of where you are, an empty house is an open invitation for thieves, who will want to break into it to do a bit of unsolicited spring cleaning and take your valuables as a service fee.
How then can you keep your house safe even when you’re not around? Try an alarm system.
These security systems are set up so that when there’s any illegal entry into your house, alarms will blare and alert 911 or the security company linked to the system. The sudden lights and loud noise alone will spook any intruder and rattle them enough to force them to flee and possibly leave without taking anything.
Even if they manage to keep calm and escape with a couple of trinkets, the police, having been automatically notified by the system, will arrive on the scene faster and hot on the thief’s trail.
Some alarm systems include cameras in their packages. However, in case they do not have them already, you should consider installing at least a couple in your home.
While they may not directly impede thieves from breaking into your house, CCTV cameras are useful for identifying those intruders, which will significantly help the police find and apprehend them and track down their loot as well.
Besides, with a camera system in place, you’ll be able to monitor your home from a distance—even if you’re halfway around the world.
It’s a turbulent world out there with poverty forcing once-honest people to do dishonest deeds in order to survive. Don’t let their misfortune breach the sanctity of your house. Apply these security tools in your home, and keep safe.
AUTHOR BIO: Chris Jamerson is a writer and a full-time dad. His interest with Home DIY gives him more avenue to explore the easy hacks for a comfortable lifestyle. He shares this passion with his kids and makes it a great way to have perfect moments.