It is sad that we need to spend money and make a conscious effort to protect our home and our belongings. It would be nice to live in a world where security did not matter. However, the hash reality is that security is of paramount importance, and if you make a mistake with regards to this, you can compromise your property. So, let’s take a look at some of the common home security mistakes you need to avoid.
Hiding a spare key outside – It is amazing how many people still do this today. They leave a key under the mat or in a plant pot for someone else should they need to access the property. However, this is merely asking for trouble. If someone wants access to your home for bad reasons, you can rest assured they are going to check these places.
Not choosing your security provider with care – Whether you are in need of a new alarm system or you are looking for a safe locksmith, you should always approach this with due diligence. Take the time to research the company to make sure they have a good reputation. The last thing you want is for your property to be breached because you selected a cheap and amateurish company that did not provide the security they promised.
Making your home too private – Surely, privacy is a good thing, right? Well, it is – to an extent. There comes a point whereby you have made your home so private that it is a haven for thieves. If your garden does not have much lighting and a lot of your outdoor space is not visible from your home, it makes it easy for thieves to plot a path into your property without being detected, so you do need to keep this in mind.
Leaving items on show – It does not matter whether it is tools in the garden or a game console that can be seen from the window, you should never leave any items on show. If you do, you are essentially advertising them to potential thieves.
Documenting your holiday on social media – Last but not least, we all love nothing more than a few selfies when we are abroad, but you should hold off on posting them until you return home. After all, by posting these photographs on Instagram and such like, you may as well be screaming “hello everyone, my house is empty for the week!”
So there you have it: some of the most common mistakes that home owners make when it comes to security. If you can make sure that you tighten up your security by putting those wrongs to right, you can have peace of mind that your property is unlikely to become a target for burglars.