Is your home adequately protected against burglars and theft? Whether you’ve just bought a new home or have been living in it for a decade, it’s important to perform a security check now and again to ensure your property is as secure as possible. Start your inspection today by following these five things every homeowner should do to keep their homes and families safe.
Upgrade The Locks
Most residents only change their locks once – when they get the keys to their new home. However, failing to upgrade your locks every few years can put you at risk, especially if you’ve lost a key or had more cut. Fortunately, today’s locks offer more security than ever. Digital options allow you to lock and unlock the door from your phone so you don’t have to worry about what might happen if you lose your keys. You can also accept or deny access to anyone who wants to enter, and some can even be connected to your home alarm system for an extra layer of protection. So if you haven’t changed your locks for years and they’re loose or starting to show signs of wear and tear, now’s the time.
Test The Fire Alarm and CO2 Systems
Every home should have a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector. These should also be tested every couple of months to check the batteries and make sure that they’re working properly. Failing to do this could put you and your family at great risk.
Install Motion Sensor Lights
Are there walkways and areas outside of your home that are poorly lit? If so, installing motion sensor lights can help to brighten these areas and improve visibility. This can help to deter thieves and prevent costly accidents from happening if someone trips and injures themselves on your property.
Lock The Garage
You’d be surprised at how may people leave their garage doors unlocked. Even if your garage doesn’t provide direct access to your home, it’s the place where your tools are stored which could easily fall into the hands of someone who’s eager to break into your home. So don’t make this mistake – keep the garage locked at all time when it’s not being used.
Install A Residential Security System
Did you know that homes with security systems are 6 to 15 times less likely to be burglarized? When a burglar sees a security system in place, they’re more likely to seek out other targets instead that are less risky. Plus, a home security system can reduce your home insurance premiums by as much as 15%, saving you a lot of money every year.
Safety should be your number one priority as a homeowner. At Bee Alarmed, we’ve helped thousands of families in Ottawa protect their home with residential security systems. Learn more about our services today and how we can help your family sleep easier knowing you’re safeguarded 24/7.