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Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe

Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe

Unexpected events can cause damage to your home, and burglars can enter to steal your belongings. That’s why it’s prudent to secure your property before anything bad happens in the first place. Avoid disaster by applying our tips for keeping your home safe.

Upgrade Door Locks

Just as your front door is the main entryway to get in and out of your home, it can also become an easy opening for criminals to take advantage of. Reinforce your door against thieves by upgrading your regular locks to smart locks. These can interact with mobile phone apps, your voice, and punch-in codes, depending on the design you go for, making them safer than standard mechanisms that anyone can open with just a key. Some smart locks also come with auto-lock features and alarms. Then, adding on secondary deadbolts to your door can make them even more impervious.

Light up the Exterior

Installing lights around your home’s exterior is another tip for keeping your home safe. Though lights won’t bar passage to your property, they’re effective deterrents against burglars. With motion-sensing lights that turn on whenever someone moves outside at night, criminals will feel exposed long before they have a chance to try to break into your home. Motion-sensing lights can also give you an indication of when to be on the lookout. Good exterior lighting, in general, eliminates shadows that someone could hide in as they approach your house.

Get Impact-Resistant Windows

Impact-resistant windows play a double role in Florida. They don’t shatter, even under heavy impacts, which can keep a trespasser out of your house. Despite trying to smash through your windows with hard objects, thieves won’t be able to break through them. The difference between traditional and impact-resistant glass is that the latter possesses multiple glass sheets and a special laminate layer that holds the glass together. Impact-resistant windows are also a must for guarding your home against hurricanes. The same properties that allow them to stand strong against people also prevent flying debris from fracturing them. Impact-resistant windows also flex to a point, which helps them withstand powerful winds.

Emily Joswiak
Author: Emily Joswiak

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