"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

"I think there is beauty in everything. What 'normal' people perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it."—Alexander McQueen

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A Safe Home: Practical Tips for Property Security

Keeping your home, loved ones and possessions safe is essential for you to have peace of mind. Whatever type of property you own, you need to ensure that it is kept safe and secure from potential burglary or break-ins. As a property owner, it is your responsibility to install measures that will safeguard your family and belongings.

Here are some tips to keep your home and your properties more secure against intruders.

Keep Your Windows and Doors Secured

Many owners forget this very simple task, and it can lead to a major problem. Go around your home and inspect the stability of your windows. Your windows should lock and unlock properly. If there are screens, check to see if there are tears or gashes. Likewise, make sure that your door’s locks and latches are functioning well and that they lock tightly.

For rentals and vacation homes, have some custom designed metal signs made to keep it safe even when unoccupied.

Have a Well-Lit Outdoors

Houses that are poorly lit signal a couple things to criminals: it’ll cover illicit activities in darkness and no one’s home. So they are very inviting for burglars. Install outdoor lights in entrances and exits. You don’t have to worry about your electricity bill if you choose solar powered or motion sensor lighting. This way, your outdoor lights only turn on when it gets dark and when someone passes through the space.

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Install Timers

This feature is very useful for vacation homes and properties. It is also advantageous if you stay away from your home for a few nights. Timers can be connected to your home’s central lighting and electrical system. You can set the household and outdoor lights to switch on and off at certain schedules. It will also create an illusion that someone is home when the lights are lit at appropriate times.

Have a Security Routine for the Household

It is also a good idea to involve the whole family in keeping the home or property safe from intruders. You can plan a routine that each member can follow whenever they leave the house or sleep for the night. It may include tasks, like checking the locks, doors, windows and ensuring that the timers are set.

Get to Know Your Neighbors

Casual acquaintance with your neighbors can help your family, home, and neighborhood a notch safer. You can always compare notes and be updated about happenings in your area that you need to be aware of. You can also agree to look out for each other’s property when you pass by. Keep in mind that it is not just you who wants to be secure and safe in their homes.

Install a Security System

A security system doesn’t have to be pricey. You don’t even need a service to install it. You’ll find several DIY systems that aren’t just easy on the pocket but also easy to install.

Some people take home and property security lightly until they experience something that changes their minds. When it happens it may already be too late. Most of our security tips mentioned here are easily doable. You have to take things seriously in order to secure your home, your loved ones, and your property so that you can sleep in peace every night.

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