With summer in full swing, many people hire independent landscaping companies to do their yard work, and this means you will have more strangers than usual in your neighborhood. Of course, we prefer to give the benefit of the doubt, but you should always be safe rather than sorry. At Unlimited Security, our mission is to make you feel safe and secure in your own home at all times. We would like to share with you some precautions you should take this summer to protect your home from possible theft.
Inform your neighbors.
If you are hiring someone else to take care of mowing your lawn, you should let your neighbors know. Telling your neighbors who will be coming to your house to do yard work will give them peace of mind if they see the workers in your yard. Your neighbors can also keep an eye on things if you will be at work. Let them know that the workers should not need to have access to the inside of your house. If they see anyone trying to get into your house, they will know to contact the police. You should also talk to your neighbors about who is taking care of their yards as well so that you can be aware of people coming into the neighborhood.
Ensure all doors and windows are closed and locked.
When you have an independent landscaping company doing your yard work, you want to be certain that your house is completely secure. If you open your windows during the summer, you will want to double check that every window has been closed and locked before leaving the house. You will also want to check every door, including any doors to your garage. If you do not have any deadbolt locks on your doors, you may want to add this extra security measure. According to Allstate Insurance, every exterior door should have at least one inch thick deadbolt locks because they are much stronger and provide more protection.
Arm your security system.
If you will be away from home, you should always arm your security system to protect your home. If you do not have a monitored security alarm system installed in your home, Unlimited Security is happy to help you increase your protection. We specialize in giving each home security system our personalized attention to ensure the safety of your family and your property. Our experienced and knowledgeable technicians will expertly install the security system of your choice that has the options you want.
Keep your home safe this summer. Contact us at Unlimited Security for all of your home security needs.