Avoid coming across as overly shy. Speak to your neighbors. Watch their homes for suspicious activity and get their word that they will do the same thing for you. Don’t disregard gossip either. You might actually learn a thing or two concerning people that have been hanging around.
Always request that your house or pet sitter remove fliers from your door. Thieves sometimes place fliers on front doors and then wait to see if anyone removes them. If the flier is not removed, they will know you are not home. If the cost of maintenance is a concern, a hard-wired system may be your best choice. Systems that are wireless are convenient, but the batteries required can be cumbersome. If you do forget to have them changed, the system will not work right. It can also be very costly to replace many different batteries. Make sure that you change the locks once you’ve taken possession of the house. You will want to have a unique combination to stay secure. Find a good locksmith who can replace the lock and make a few copies of your key. You should also do this if your keys ever get lost. Don’t overlook your garage as a potential access point for thieves. There is a way to prevent burglars from entering your home through the garage. Simply attach a C-clamp near the roller on the door track.
You should now know more about home security systems. Don’t make an uninformed decision about home security. You want to make your family’s safety your priority. Remember these tips as you proceed with your plans. If you have a garage door opener, change your code. There is as standard code that comes programmed into all units from the same manufacturer, meaning someone else’s opener might work on your garage. It is common for thieves to travel neighborhoods, randomly trying to open garages until finding one that works.
Do you keep your dog outside when you aren’t home? Your dog is an excellent place to hide your spare key. Secure the key on the inside of the dog’s collar. This works very well if you have a pet that is not very fond of strangers. You will get the access you need without having to worry about your safety.