Feeling safe and secure at home is an absolute must. Your home is the one place where you should be able to close the door behind you, take a deep breath, and feel like you are finally in your safe haven, away from the hustle and bustle of the day.
This has become especially true in recent times where lockdown has meant that home has become our day in and day out refuge. Feeling secure has never been more important, whether you live alone, with parents, or with a partner, staying at home has become a necessity for many of us.
With that in mind, here are some top tips on how to keep the level of security in your home at a high level and maintain your safety there at all times.
Install Driveway Gates
One of the most effective ways to protect your home is by installing a driveway gate to monitor who is entering and exiting your property at all times. Driveway gates also lower the risk of unknown passers-by and pedestrians walking onto your property without your awareness or knowledge. They can be monitored from the inside of your home using simple remote controls, which means you don’t even have to leave your front door and remain feeling safe indoors while controlling it. They are a bit of a pricey fixture, but well worth the investment in the long run.
Add Security Cameras
Installing security cameras into your home is a sure way to keep you feeling safe and in total awareness of any motions happening inside and outside of your house. There are now motion sensing security cameras that can be synced up to your mobile phone so that you get an instant alert or notification if there is any sudden and unfamiliar movement in your residence. And seeing as our phones are in our hands the majority of the time, there is no better way to stay alert all of the time, whether you are at home or not.
Light up your Landscapes
Burglars, vandals, and trespassers don’t like to be in the spotlight. Scare them off by installing outdoor lighting in your driveway, front and back garden, along pathways, and by your garage. Not only will the light make unwanted intruders skittish, but it will also eliminate the risk of stumbling on your front step late at night.
Lock your Windows and Doors
This may seem like a very obvious one, but it is the easiest one to forget and can end up having the highest effect when it comes to keeping your home safe and secure. Doors and windows are prime entry points for burglars, so keep them extra secure with additional levels and high-quality locks that are difficult to get through. Make sure to keep all keys in a well-hidden, secret spot that only you and other family members can access – without forgetting where that top-secret spot is!