Whenever a new year begins, many of us start it off with good intentions and plans to make changes for the better. One really good addition to your New Year’s resolutions list would be your home security.
If you have been toying with the idea that you really should beef up your home security but have been putting it off for different reasons, then make it a point this year, and the sooner the better, to address this very important issue.
Start by taking a good look around your home to see where its security weaknesses may be. There is the obvious areas of course, which is the doors and windows. Most times we put all the security emphasis here on the main entrances and the lower windows. Expand your security thinking so it includes all the doors and all the windows. Some thieves are pretty confident and highly skilled at what they do. They can get into your home in a matter of seconds if the proper security isn’t in place. If there happens to be a ladder laying around they won’t hesitate it to use it to gain access to your upper windows for entry. You will also be amazed at just how small of a window they can also manage to get through, so pay particular attention to your basement windows.
Don’t just concentrate on the interior of your home when doing your security check. The exterior is just as important. The longer it takes for a thief to get into your home the more nervous he becomes and is more likely to give us, if you have made it difficult for him.
The key to good security is building up several barriers to thwart their entry.
Also, keep in mind if there is any additional security that you should have in place to protect it’s residents. For example, you may have your elderly parents living with you and you want to be sure they are protected. Simple and inexpensive items like automated lighting and intercoms are just a few of the examples that you can utilize for extra protection for them.
If you are thinking about automating your home for convenience then give it some extra thought as to how this could also enhance your security by utilizing smart systems.
Once you really begin to pay attention to your specific home security needs then you are going to find that a lot of questions begin to surface that you don’t have the expertise to answer.
Start your home security new year’s resolution off by contacting the experts at Pre-lock at 416-773-5625.. By putting your security needs in the hands of these Toronto locksmiths who are experts at home and business security you have made a great first step in making your 2015 year a much safer one.
Pre-lock would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!