Stop Sabotaging Your Home Security in Four Easy Steps
Are you concerned about the safety of your family and security of your home? Every day we make decisions which affect these areas of our lives. Not to sound like an alarmist, but chances are you might be sabotaging your home’s security. Below are four ways to reclaim your ability to keep your family safe and your home secure.
1. Stop pretending property crimes don’t occur in your area. Regardless if you live in high rent district, or low rent district, property crimes are occurring near you. Home invasions, vandalism, copper and air conditioner theft occur in the Miami area on a regular basis. Though the overall crime levels in the United States have dropped in recent decades, property crime rates are still very high.
2. Create, and stick with, a home security routine you can follow through with. Your home security routine can include ensuring doors and windows are kept locked, exterior light bulbs are working, and bushes and shrubs are kept neat and trimmed. Every home routine will be different depending on your home dynamics. The most important aspect of creating a routine is to stick with.
3. If you are on a budget, as most of us are, spread out security purchases with a line item checklist. A checklist can include, but not be limited to, purchasing new or replacement items with your homes security in mind. For instance, you can budget for items such as light timers, exterior motion sensors, updated door locks, enhanced security minded landscaping, video monitors, safes, and the like. Stretch out and prioritize your purchases so you don’t take a huge monetary hit all at once.
4. Finally, and if you haven’t done so already, consider purchasing a home security system for your Miami home. A Miami based alarm system, like ADT Miami, can offer 24 hour protection for your home. Not only will a system like ADT Pulse offer you protection, but piece of mind and deterrence as well. Criminals have a tendency of choosing homes without an alarm system and opt for easier targets.
Being proactive about your home security is necessary to combat the unknown. Unfortunately, and according to a 2013 study of the top 100 most dangerous cities in the United States, Florida makes the list elven times. Miami comes in at number 58 on the list. Lowering our crimes rates is going to take time, be prepared in the meantime with the above proactive tips.