When discussing Home Security there are a lot of different factors to talk about. We will try and touch on the most common and the most important aspects of your Home Security. The most common are door locks, alarm systems, the door itself, internet security, Wi-Fi security, social media security. There are more but these are the most important. You should consider all of them when taking your Home Security inventory.
Locks: Your door locks should be at least a grade 2 lock. You should take inventory of your keys, do you know how many you have and who has them. If not consider re-keying your locks to a new code. Deadbolt Locks should be on all exterior door and don’t forget the door from your garage into your house.
Alarm Systems: If you have an alarm system it does you no good if you don’t use it. Alarm systems can get very complex. You should have at least these basic options: your system should have an audible alarm at your house, it should be monitored by a central monitoring station, and have a cell backup. Your windows and doors should be monitored and you should have motion sensors. You should use it every time you leave your home as well as during the night.
Doors: All exterior doors should be solid either wood, steel or fiberglass. You can have great locks, but if someone can kick in the door they do you no good. Any solid doors should have a view hole so you can see who is at the door before you open it.
Garage Doors: Don’t neglect this door, make sure that your garage door opener has the latest revolving codes. Don’t leave your remote control in an unlocked vehicle. When you leave for vacation disconnect the garage door opener.
Internet and Wi-Fi Security: Make sure that your computers, laptops, tablets and smartphones have some type of internet security protection. This is especially important if you do any type of internet banking or investing. Any Wi-Fi connections should also be secured with the latest WAP2 protection and make sure that you use strong passwords. This is fast becoming one of the most important home security measures.
Social Media Security: You shouldn’t advertise when you are not home or away on vacation. Your children should be told the importance of this. The last thing you want is to tell the burglars when the best time to break into your house is. Also monitor your children’s on line activities; there are a lot of people waiting to take advantage of them.
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