7 Ways to Protect Your Home Against an Intruder
Front door safety:
When someone knocks you’re door, don’t go and open it abruptly. Ask for the caller’s identity and reconfirm before you allow him/her in. If you know, it is a stranger, ask for their identity from under the entrance door. If this is not done, do not allow them in. It would be wise if you have a peep-hole on your door, so that we can look at the person and confirm the identity before opening the door.
Home safety: All doors at home need to have dead-bolts. During night, leave at least one light switched on the whole night. Don’t leave your key under the mat and near the entrance door. Just using a single key for your garage door is insufficient to protect it from thieves. It is wise to use a pad lock. Always maintain a proper track of all valuable things and keep checking them regularly.
Going on a holiday trip, post pone all your deliveries and lock your house doors properly.. Inform the police and have your neighbours to keep an eye at your home. Be alert; if you see anything suspicious like a car, person or anything call the police immediately.
Safe rooms: These are secret ways in your home which helps you escape if an intruder enters your home. In storm areas, these rooms are also called as built protection rooms because they protect people from high winds. But here we will discuss about security. When you’re planning to build a safe room, select the spot and plan in such a way that you can enter into that room quickly and the intruder shouldn’t be aware of that room. The access to this room should be always from the master bedroom. Most thieves enter during nights and they target the time when you are not at home. In this room, you need to place a phone and it should always charged in order to call the cops, also keep a fire extinguisher and a first aid box on a safe side.
- Never think that burglars will attack unoccupied houses, you should never think that no attacks can happen when we are at home. If someone breaks your door, when you’re not at home, your valuable things are at risk. If your family is at home, family members are at risk. To minimize the risks you need to follow certain points like.
- Instead of putting all the boxes in plain sight, cut them into pieces and put those into black bags. Never leave your personal belongings in that bag.
- Always be cautious about your surroundings; try to monitor them at least twice a week and be familiar with the neighbourhood; just don’t walk like a person who always has a suspicious feeling about everything around.
Try to take precautionary steps like fixing alarms at your home like home security systems and Burglar alarms. It really helps you to stay on safe end. Secure your home by opting for a house insurance and get insured in PPI claims for additional benefits.
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The guest post was contributed by Maria, financial guest blogger from Manchester, UK. Find out more about her finance related blogs at financeport