Are you eager to dive into your spring cleaning checklist? Great! Here at Unlimited Security, we’ve got a great list of suggestions to help you get this process moving, and all of our ideas also help improve your home security, too. Add the following tasks to your to-do list today to ensure your family is staying as safe and as comfortable as possible, then turn to our team if you need further assistance with any of it. We’re here and happy to help!
Rethink Your Landscaping
Did you know that your landscaping actually has an impact on your security levels? That’s right – a home with lots of bushes and trees to hide behind can actually make you more vulnerable to robbery and theft, and it gives criminals peace of mind as they move throughout your property. If there’s something big to shadow them and keep them as concealed as possible in the dark night, you can bet they’ll take advantage of it!
We suggest keeping your landscaping as open as possible. That way, once your porch light turns on, your entire yard space will be visible, and anyone that shouldn’t be there will be sure to dash away as fast as possible.
Consider Adding More Lighting
And speaking of porch lights and such, consider adding more lighting! A small, decorative light pole in the middle of your front yard is sure to deter criminals, and it can add a really nice touch to your beautiful grass and gardens, as well. We also suggest installing lights that detect motion, so that anyone who gets a bit too close for comfort will quickly realize that any and all of their actions will be super visible.
And the brighter the better! The farther they shine and the more places you have them installed, the better protected your home will be. All in all, lighting can be incorporated into your space in a very classy way, and the safety levels it adds is well worth it.
Check Your Cameras/Camera Angles
As the weather improves, it’s a sad fact that theft and other crimes become more prevalent. Because of this, now would be a great time to ensure your cameras are all working properly and that they are pointed to areas where they will serve the most purpose. If you have some equipment that has been faulty, but find yourself putting off repair work, take the time to ensure you have everything you need to live as safely as possible!
Test The Locks On Your Doors & Windows
Have you ever found yourself easily opening a window, then suddenly realized it should have been locked? It’s not uncommon for the locks on your windows to become faulty, and many times homeowners will think everything is secure, only to discover that this isn’t actually the case. Take a minute or two to go through your entire household and test all of the windows and doors. If something is not working right, now is the time to fix it!
Along with this, take some time to update locks that are old or outdated. If your set-up looks like it could easily be busted up, then a burglar may take advantage of that. A strong, sturdy lock that would take time to break through will be far less appealing to the eyes of a criminal.
Ensure Your Shed & Garage Is Secure
Another vulnerable area of your home? Your storage shed and garage! These areas aren’t always secured as appropriately as they should, making it easy for thieves to get in and take valuable tools and equipment. If your garage is connected to your home, this scenario is especially scary! By investing in appropriate locks and barriers you’ll save yourself a lot of stress – well worth it.
Along with this, be sure you aren’t leaving yard equipment outside where burglars could use it to get into your home. They could easily use axes, gardening equipment, or tools to break their way in or, if you leave a ladder outside your home, they could get on the roof and access an open window. We know that now is the time of year to work outside, just make sure you’re cleaning up after yourself at the end of it all!
Check Your Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Are your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors still working well? If not, replace the batteries or, if it’s been long enough, replace the unit itself! If you don’t have these devices in your home, we strongly urge you to get them as soon as possible. They save countless lives every single year and often offer the first (or only) warning signs that dangers are within you home.
Have Your Dream Security System Installed
If you’ve been dreaming of a home security system that provides everything you need in one helpful package, then it’s time to call on the team of experts at Unlimited Security. We can easily personalize a package that meets your unique needs, ensuring you get everything you want and aren’t stuck paying for other services you won’t ever use.
Ready to learn more? Call today! We’d be happy to help you out.