Thursday, February 8, 2018

Tips to Improve Security Around Your Home

Your home should be a place you can relax and spend quality time with your family. It's important to think about safety around your home. To help protect your loved ones on a daily basis, our Lake of the Ozarks real estate agents are here for you! Eagle's Nest Realty has provided some helpful tips on how to improve the safety of your home below.

Lock your doors and windows.

Try to keep your doors locked at all times, especially when you are not home. Double check your deadbolt locks to make sure they are secure. Many times a short screw holds dead bolts into the door jam - this should be replaced by a longer screw for a tighter hold, should someone try to break in. Ensure your windows are locked when they are not open. This can help to prevent a criminal from easily entering your home through an unsecured window.

Install motion lights. 

Motion lights turn on when there is movement outside your home. This can help to deter a thief from targeting your home. Many times when the light turns on, a suspicious person will think someone is home turning on the light and flee. Security motion lights can help to protect your space at a little cost.

Purchase a security system.

A home security system is a great way to protect your space. There are many options available from local security companies. From alarmed entry to video surveillance, you can help protect your home with this fascinating technology.

Leave a light on. 

When you are not home, try to leave at least one light on in your home. This may lead thief to think someone is home and they will less-likely target your home. Consider placing a timer on a lamp inside your home to ensure it comes on after dark.

Conceal valuables. 

Try to hide your valuable items from plain sight. Think about what someone could see if they look in your windows. If it is worth breaking in to steal, you may consider placing this item in a different location. Try to keep expensive jewelry in a drawer or locked in a safe that way it is not as tempting from someone to break into your home.

Now that you know some ways to easily improve the security of your space, you're ready to start guarding your property well. Simple make some of these changes, if you haven't already, and you can rest a little easier at night knowing your family is safe. A small investment in your home to help protect your family is worth the peace of mind you can gain. As a homeowner at the Lake of the Ozarks, it's important to keep your space secure and help to keep your loved ones safe at home.

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