If you’ve ever spent the whole night lying awake worrying about whether your grandma’s vintage salt and pepper shakers really safe or what the dog would do if someone had the temerity to break into your home in the middle of the night, then you are most definitely not alone!
But, the good news is, I have some tips that will help you to get a good night’s sleep. Well unless you stay up all night pondering mysteries such as “why does bread always fall butter-side down” that is, because I have some a guide to some of the best security measures every home should have, which you can read below.
- A Solid door: the first line of defense
Your front door is a more important part of your home than you often give it for it is the thing that greets guests when they come to visit, and the thing that supports your back when you feel the need to do a dramatic slide after a hard day’s work. More importantly, of course, it is your home’s first line of defense against would-be intruders.
For that reason, it is really important that you invest in a door that is as solid and sturdy as possible. You want people to think “Ain’t nobody got time for that,” as soon as they look at it, so that it is not just a barrier, but a deterrent.
- Be alarmed: security systems
A loud alarm? Check. Flashing lights? Check. A robotic voice announced,”Intruder Alert!”? Double-check. Security systems are not, or should not, be an optional extra – they are a vital weapon in your arsenal against intruders. Not only will they act as a deterrent, but they are also a great way of preventing burglaries from taking place should someone be so bold as to try, and the peace of mind they give you is not to be dismissed. Buy a system that is smart and you can monitor your home even when you are out and about.
If you’re lucky enough to live in a gated property, you may also want to consider an alarm here. This could be combined with access controls such as being able to open your gate via an app or installing a camera that uses number plate recognition. Access control installers can help you explore different solutions for your property.
- Your secret stash: home safes
Ah, the good old safe. The unsung hero that quietly guards your precious jewels, top-secret documents, and in some cases, your embarrassing high-school yearbook photos. Home safes, like these high-quality Liberty Safes, are the perfect solution for protecting your valuables, because if somehow, a thief is able to bypass your doors and security systems and get inside, at least they will not be able to get into the vault and take your most precious things away from you.
- Oh snap! Security cameras
Last, but definitely not least, you are going to want to invest in at least a couple of security cameras – one for the front of your property and one for the back. Opt for one that works both day and night, has a decent field of view, and sends you alerts when it spots something fishy. Smile, you’re on candid camera, Mr. Burglar!
With these four basic security measures by your side, you will be able to sleep soundly at night for sure!