Each and every one of us do our best in protecting our families. The main way in which we do this is by protecting our homes. There are key things we all do to accomplish this. We make sure the locks on our doors are secure and we ensure that are windows are closed and locked as well.
There are a few things some of us don’t see as a danger. Some of us are not aware of unsafe lighting around our home or potential household items left outside that can assist burglars in breaking into our homes. Here are a few things to consider as you are safeguarding your home from potential intruders.
- Step 1
The first thing you want to do is walk around the outside perimeter of your home and consider any and all safety measures. Check your lighting to see if it is adequate at night to keep the outside well lit. Is your entrance way and your driveway well lit. If not consider changing light bulbs for brighter ones or adding more sources for lighting in these areas.
- Step 2
People don’t normally consider this next step as harmful. Leaving out ladders and tolls can assist a burglar in breaking into homes. These are keys for illegal entrance into your home. Ladder to an upstairs window or tools to break open a lock.
- Step 3
If you have a storage for your tools outside it can still be dangerous to leave the place of storage unlocked. This makes them easily assessable as well as sending a message to a burglar saying that you may be careless about securing other things.
- Step 4
Last but not least, you want to consider the height of the bushes outside of your windows. This is a great place for burglars to hide or even if they are tall enough they can be helpful in reaching a second story window. To provide your home with better security you should consider cutting them down.