Making your home a more secure and safe place is easier than you might imagine. It is well worth the time and effort spent to know that your home is protected and your family is safe. Check out these easy and inexpensive projects that you can do yourself to make your home less susceptible to intrusion or danger.
1. Trim Your Hedges!
Put yourself in the shoes of your intruder, where would you hide? In the tall and wide bushes around the house right? So trim the hedges around the perimeter. Also, have a look at some other security weaknesses on the outside of your house, and make repairing them a main concern.
2. Put Your Security Signs in Clear View
Stand in different places around your home, down the block, and across the street. Make sure the signs that let intruders know you have a security system in place are clearly visible from all angles.
3. Set Your Lights on a Timer
Timers are easy to install on your own, and are relatively affordable. If you connect a timer to your lights, you can easily trick a burglar into believing that people are home when they aren’t, especially if you are clever enough and you change the schedule of your light timer to be unpredictable.
4. Hide Cash and Valuable Items in Surprising Places
A thief will almost always check the master bedroom first for expensive articles such as jewelry, in the most expected of locations, the underwear drawer, the nightstand, and under the mattress. Be imaginative when choosing a hiding spot for these valuable items. Inside a cereal box in the pantry, for example, might really throw your burglar for loop.
As always, these ideas are most effective when implemented in addition to a professionally installed and maintained home security system. Protecting your home in Brisbane is easy, just follow these tips and tricks, and call in the experts at Coffeyco Security to set you up with a smart home security system to keep your family and home safe.