Important Home Safety Tips That Everyone Should Follow
Cailyn Finkel 6/1/2017
Our homes are our safe havens. They provide us with a place to escape the stress of everyday life and a chance to relax. Unfortunately, there are people in the world who want to sneak into your home and take some of your most valuable possessions.
The second a robbery occurs, your sense of safety and relaxation goes out the window! That's why it's important to understand what attracts thieves to your home in the first place, and measures you can take to keep them away. Best of all, most of these don’t cost a dime! Experts and police officers weigh in, and explain the little things you can do to keep your home and family safe.
After making a big purchase like a television or computer, be break the boxes down and throw them in the recycling bin. If seen by the wrong person, these boxes can lead thieves right to the expensive item you just bought.
Or Make A Thief Deterring Cut-Out
If you don't have room for big boxes in your recycling bin, try making cardboard cutouts with them. Simply lie down on top of the box and have someone trace your silhouette. Cut out the silhouette and save the cutouts for the next time you go out of town.
The shadow cast on the blinds will freak out any potential robbers and will hopefully deter them from entering your home.
Time To Get Motion Sensors
Motion-sensored lights are great for keeping your home safe! These bright bulbs light up as soon as something passes the sensor, which is a huge deterrent for someone trying to sneak around your property.
Install Security Cameras
Outdoor security cameras are one of the first thing thieves look for when checking out a potential property to break into. Even if the cameras aren't running, the mere sight of them should have robbers running for the hills!
No thief wants to be in an tussle with an aggressive dog! An ex-con confirmed this fear of dogs during an interview with ABC News. All you need to do is hang a "Beware of Dog" sign near the front door and take a deep breath. No one in their right mind will try to enter your home now!
Invest In A Safe
This may seem like a common-sense solution, but a safe is the best place for your valuables. Not only are most models protected from fire and water damage but they also can withstand an incredible amount of force.
If you want to take things to the next level, try hiding your safe in the floor!
Protect Your Windows
Robbers look for the weakest security points in your home - and most of the time, windows are easy to wiggle open! That's why you need to fortify your windows with wireless alarms or pin locks! Now the windows are going to make breaking and entering that much more difficult.
Mail Is Important Too
Identity theft is a serious issue in the United States, and one of the easiest ways for a criminal to get all of your personal information is through your mail. Stop this from happening in the first place by investing in a secure mailbox.
Once you've opened your mail, be sure to shred any sensitive documents!
Keep Prying Eyes Out Of The Medicine Cabinet
If you are sick of guests rummaging through your medicine cabinet, or if you want to scare drug-seeking burglars away, try this sneaky medicine cabinet trick. Using a music-playing greeting card, hack you medicine cabinet to play a song every time it is opened. The video at the end of this article has all the details.