3 Ways to Help Prevent Break-Ins While Your Family is Home

photo-burglarAs a homeowner, you want to do everything you can to protect your home’s belongings.

Still, regardless of how valuable your belongings may be, there is nothing more precious than your family. Therefore, when considering the safety and security of your home, it is important to consider how to keep the contents of your home protected when you are away as well as when you are home.

Fortunately, there are several steps you can take to help prevent break-ins while your family is home. Here is a look at three great ideas you may want to consider.

1. Install Quality Locks with Automatic Locking Mechanisms

While a determined invader will find a way to get into your home regardless of the quality of the locks you have installed, installing a quality locking mechanism will help to deter potential invaders. Of course, installing quality locks will do nothing to protect your family if they do not keep the door locked. Therefore, you may want to consider installing a mechanism that automatically locks when the door is shut.

2. Install a Burglar Alarm

Another step you can take to protect your family is to install a burglar alarm. Unlike a home alert system, which must be manually activated when your family is in trouble, a burglar alarm is automatically triggered when the security of your home is breeched. With a burglar alarm in place, you can be sure the police will be automatically notified if your family’s safety is in danger.

3. Install Surveillance Cameras

Yet another way to protect your family and to prevent a break-in is to install surveillance cameras on your property. Often, simply having surveillance cameras installed in areas where they can clearly be seen by potential intruders is enough to keep them at bay. After all, the last thing they want is to have their images captured on camera. Therefore, you should either install the cameras in an area where they can easily be spotted or hang signs warning that the property is monitored by surveillance cameras.

To further increase the security of your family, you may want to install cameras with surveillance monitors inside. In this way, your family can survey the outside situation at any time. This can be particularly beneficial when someone comes to the door, as they can see who is at the door without actually approaching the door. If something seems suspicious, your family has the extra time that is needed to take the appropriate safety actions.

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