If you, as well as a large part of the population living in large cities, are concerned with the security of your own home, then this post is for you.
And just to warn you: high walls and barbed wire are not synonymous with a protected house, on the contrary.
There are many details that need to be taken into account to ensure a safer home.
Come with us then find out how to make your home more secure.
How to make the house safer with small actions
Many people believe that in order to have a safe home, it is necessary to make large investments in cameras, alarms and monitoring. Only not!
Of course, all of this helps and is important, but you can go further and ensure the safety of your home even with simple changes to your routine.
Check out all the actions you and your family can take to make your home safer:
1. United neighborhood
You’ve heard that unity is strength, haven’t you? And when it comes to security, that old saying makes even more sense.
The union of the neighbors strengthens the security and protection of the neighborhood as a whole. And how is it possible to make this happen?
A good way is to create a neighborhood group on Whatsapp, so it is possible to exchange information, make alerts and even issue a request for help.
It is also worth evaluating together with the neighbors the possibility of hiring a security company to make daily rounds in the neighborhood, especially at night.
2. Break the routine
Another big step that you and your family can take towards a safer home is to break the residents’ activity routine a little.
That’s because the bandits usually analyze the residence before making the assault. They observe what time the house is empty and for how long, what time the residents usually leave, whether they arrive by car or on foot, how many people live in the residence and so on.
But you and your family can confuse and hinder criminal action with simple changes to your home routine.
3. Attention when leaving and arriving
Always try to observe the street and the movement before arriving and leaving the house. See if there are strange people or cars in the place.
When you notice something suspicious, call the police and let your neighbors know.
4. House is not a bank
Do not keep large amounts of money, jewelry or other valuable objects in your home.
This can attract the attention of criminals, especially if you miss out on this information at some point.
Keep your valuables in the bank.
5. Social networks
Avoid posting your and your family’s routine on social media. Bandits can easily access this information and use it to facilitate a criminal approach.
The same goes for when traveling or going away for a long period. Do not disclose this publicly.
6. Have a dog
This is one of the oldest security features out there. In addition to very special friends, dogs can be a great ally in the security of your home.
Security experts say the presence of dogs inhibits criminal action.
7. Walls and gates
There is a popular belief that high walls and closed gates are synonymous with security, but they are not.
The more closed and hidden the house is, the more vulnerable it is to burglars.
This is because it is practically impossible to know what is going on inside the residence after passing the gates, which for the bandits is a very good thing.
So the tip is to invest in hollow gates where the house can be seen from the outside, as well as it is also possible to see the outside from the inside of the residence.
Avoid only gates with horizontal bars that can be scaled. The ideal is to choose models of gates with vertical bars.
How to make your home safer by investing in technology
8. Sensor lighting
The external lighting of the house is another indispensable item to make the house safer.
But there is a way to make lighting even more secure.
Do you know how? Using presence sensors.
These sensors capture the presence of movement, whether from people, cars or animals, and at that moment the lights turn on automatically. When they notice the absence of movement, they turn off again.
This also helps to inhibit the action of criminals, after all whenever the light turns on you will know that something or someone is outside and thus you can take the necessary measures.
9. Smart locks
Invest in electronic locks. They are more secure and work with passwords.
The good news is that this type of lock can now be found for sale at affordable prices.
And if you want to invest a little more, you still have the option of using locks with biometrics, retinal or facial recognition.
Cameras are practically unanimous when it comes to home security.
The good thing is that nowadays the installation is much easier and the price of this equipment has reduced a lot.
A good tip is to opt for wi-fi cameras that connect directly to the internet network without the need for a monitoring center.
Another advantage of this type of camera is the possibility of integrating it with the cell phone, being able to access the monitoring network whenever and wherever it is.
11. Integrated alarms
Alarms are another good technological resource for home security.
They issue alerts if someone tries to break into the home. The alarms can be installed in conjunction with locks, security cameras or light sensors.
12. Automatic gate
For those who have a car, the automatic gate is more than a necessity, both for comfort and safety.
But to ensure an even safer use, prefer models that open in four seconds and close in the same period of time.
Gates with vertical opening (sliding) are also the most suitable, since they are more difficult to suffer from break-ins.
13. Integrated monitoring 24 hours
And if it is possible for you to consider integrating all security systems and managing them remotely whenever you need to.
In addition to having more comfort and safety, this integration allows your home to work more effectively, since all systems work together.
Extra care to ensure the safety of your home
- If you lose the keys to the gate and the main door of your house, change the locks immediately.
- If your windows present a risk to the safety of the home, provide laminated grids or glass that are more resistant and offer greater protection.
- The door hinges should always be on the inside of the house.
- When taking a trip, communicate with the nearest neighbors and ask them to observe the house in your absence and if they notice any suspicious activity, authorize them to call the police.
- Always close doors, windows and gates when leaving the house.
- Be careful when you meet people at the gate. Only leave if you know who is calling. If in doubt, answer through the window or, if you have one, through the intercom.
- Also pay attention to couriers and service providers. If you did not request assistance, do not receive.