Security remains a concern among home and business establishment owners, as burglars get more creative and resourceful when intruding properties. As such, they invest a considerable amount of money to secure possessions.
From video surveillance systems and alarm systems to motions sensors and infrared beams, advances in technology have offered a range of security devices to choose from. While some are high-end and carry a hefty price tag, some are relatively affordable.
However, home and commercial security extend beyond installing a state-of-the-art security system. You need to eliminate actions that make it easy for any burglar to gain access to your establishment.
Lock up tools after use
Ladders provide convenient access to anyone seeking to jump over a perimeter wall or gain access to the upper level of your house. Most importantly, use a reliable lock to secure your tool sheds. In addition to using your tools to break into the house, they might even cart them away as well.
Manage your online presence
Social media forums are a burglar’s goldmine since the victims unknowingly provide their private information. Limit the amount of information you share and with whom you share it with. Happily announcing your holiday plans online is not as smart move it announces to all and sundry that no one is home. Posting pictures of the holiday after you get back makes a better alternative since it does not announce your plans or schedule.
Lock your windows and doors
People in relatively safe neighbourhoods often fall victims to theft because of leaving doors and windows open. Secure the front and back doors when heading upstairs or to the store. Similarly, you can install a locking mechanism on both doors and windows that you can open without a key, from the inside.
By taking these measures, you improve the security of your home and keep your possession and family safe.