Most Common Home Security Mistakes
Ensuring our family and valuables are safe is one of the most crucial aspects of our daily lives. Of course, everyone makes mistakes from time to time, but forgetting to secure your house may cause you huge damages.
In this article, we interviewed our residential locksmith and asked them the most common home security mistakes that homeowners experience.
Hiding Keys Outside Your House
What worked decades ago does not work in this era anymore. Never hide your spare keys outside your home, especially under the mat, the old flower pot, or the fake stone because that is where the intruders will first check. If you want to hide a spare key, you can ask someone who you trust the most like a family member, a friend, or your neighbor.
Exposing Expensive Items
Burglars would often look through the window of their target house to see what valuable items they can get. Make sure to put your expensive items away from the view from your window or hide them somewhere safe. Also, it would be great if you put your curtains or blinds down to ensure a total block of view from outside.
Leaving Your Alarm Security System Turned Off
Another common homeowner’s mistake is leaving their alarm security system off while they go out on a “quick run”. Many people tend to leave their homes unsecured if they have to go out even for a couple of minutes to a shop or neighborhood. What they don’t know is that burglars are just waiting for this chance to intrude on their house. Additionally, these kinds of intruding instances are difficult to record because burglars would just go directly inside your house through the unlocked front door.
Forgetting Security System Credentials
One of the most common mistakes that homeowners happen to make is forgetting their security system credentials. Although this may sound absurd, our locksmiths would usually go to a house where they would have to reset the registered User IDs and passwords. Forgetting your credentials will not only risk your family and valuables, but it also means that you won’t be able to use any of your remote capabilities while it’s not fixed.
If you want to secure your home, make sure that you invest in a complete home security system, do regular maintenance, and hire a professional and trustworthy locksmith. Contact C & D Locksmith now to know more on how to protect your family and valuables.