Keeping Your Home Safe without Spending a Fortune

 


Stay safe and secure in your home

We all want to leave our homes each day knowing that we have done everything that we can to keep it safe and secure. There are simply too many valuable and irreplaceable things inside our homes to forget about home safety. More importantly, you want to be sure that your home is safe while you and your family are inside. Summer is a great time to rethink your home security measures, when crime rates usually rise.

Fortunately, there are a lot of things that you can do yourself to make sure that your home is as safe as it possibly can be. By doing these things yourself, you can save a small fortune on other expensive alternatives to keep your home safe. You will have a protected home and some extra money to spend on your family this year. Here are some ideas to keep your home safe without spending a fortune.

Learn how to fully use your home security alarm system

You may think that you know how to use your home security alarm system fully, because you know how to arm and disarm it, but the truth is that there is so much more that your home security alarm system can be doing to keep your home safe. All systems are a little different, so you will need to read your manual or speak with a professional to know for sure what you are missing with your system. ADT wireless security systems and other updated systems include aspects that older systems did not have, like the ability to watch your home from your mobile device. Understanding your system fully will ensure that you are getting every dollar’s worth out of your home security alarm system.

Keep your home clean

It may seem like an unrelated task that has nothing to do with your home safety, but keeping a clean home can actually prevent a lot of accidents that commonly happen in the home. For example, you should regularly clean out air filters to prevent a fire. Think about other items like this around your home that could potentially cause a safety concerns, like exposes wires, old electrical outlets and dusty laundry vents. By regularly keeping things like this clean and maintained around your home, you can avoid a potentially expensive accident in your home.

Maintain your landscaping

Again, you may think that having a well-groomed lawn is unrelated to your home security, but keeping up with lawn maintenance can help keep your home safe from intruders. If you don’t have overgrown hedges and grass covering up parts of your home, there is no place for an intruder to hide, so they will likely bypass your home.

Ask a neighbor for help

You can always ask a neighbor to help you keep your home safe, especially if you are going to be leaving it for an extended period of time. Have a trusted neighbor hold onto a key for your home and check on it regularly to make sure everything is still running smoothly. You might even consider having your neighbor park a car in your driveway, to give the illusion that someone is home while you are away to ward off intruders.

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