Our team here at Carolina Security Technologies is committed to helping you keep your home safe. Given our name, you can probably guess that we focus primarily on technological solutions for these problems, but they are far from the only way to improve your home security. While nothing can replace the security offered by a professionally installed and monitored electronic system, there are still practical steps you can take to make your home that much more secure.
- Ditch Your Hide-a-Key. Our first tip for improving your home security is to get rid of your hide-a-key. While you may need a way to let others into your home when you can’t be there, having a hidden key is not a safe way to go about it. You still need to keep the key in a relatively accessible and easy to remember spot, and that means that a burglar can probably guess where it is. Instead, you can install a smart lock that opens with a unique code.
- Keep Your Valuables Out of Direct Sight. Another thing you can do to improve your home security is to make sure that it’s not a tempting target to potential thieves. For example, if you have a luxury car, keep it in the garage, or if you have a big TV, keep your curtains closed at night. The security systems that we offer here at Carolina Security Technologies are great in the event that someone does try to break in, but we believe that you’ll rest even more easily if you take this step to deter intruders from even considering your home.
- Hire a Housesitter. The last tip that we at Carolina Security Technologies will go over here is to make it seem like you are still at home if you ever have to be gone for an extended time. You can hire a housesitter to actually inhabit your house and take care of things like bringing in the mail and mowing the lawn, or you could simply enlist some neighbors to take care of the same tasks. Obviously unoccupied houses make inviting targets, so if you want to maintain your home security while you’re away, do your best to make it seem like business as usual.