5 Tips to Keep Your Home and Family Safe for the Summer Break-In Season

5 Tips to Keep Your Home and Family Safe for the Summer Break-In Season

5 Tips to Keep Your Home and Family Safe for the Summer Break-In Season

5 Tips to Keep Your Home and Family Safe for the Summer Break-In Season

5 Tips to Keep Your Home and Family Safe for the Summer Break-In Season

Your family and your home are probably two of the very most important things in your life, and keeping them safe is probably your number one priority. This means that you might always be looking for ways to deter crime against yourself, your family and your home. These are a few ways that you can do so to help protect what is most important to you.

1. Install Ample Lighting on Your Property

One fast, easy and highly effective way to help deter crime against your home and property is to install more lighting. Criminals typically like to work in the dark, when it is more difficult for them to be seen. Installing lighting on your driveway and at all of the entrances to your home can be a smart way to deter a potential criminal from ever coming close to your home. A combination of regular lights and motion lights can work perfectly for this, and you should be able to find what you need at a local home improvement store.

2. Invest in Surveillance Cameras

Surveillance cameras aren’t just for businesses — they’re great for deterring crime in the home, too. Consider looking for a system that allows you to watch a live feed from your laptop or mobile device. Then, you can check on your home and your family when you’re away, such as when you’re at work or when you are traveling.

3. Install a Security System

Installing a security system is a smart decision for any homeowner. ADT is well-known for being an affordable yet effective and innovative provider of home security products, and you can contact us at Zions Security Alarms to have a system installed in your home. You will be able to monitor and protect your home from break ins, fire, carbon monoxide emergencies and more. 

4. Put Up Signs for Your Security System

Your new security system will be a great way to alert you, your neighbors and the proper authorities if your home is broken into, which is a great way to scare off a thief, protect you and your family, protect your home and ensure that local law enforcement is aware of the problem. However, in some cases, you can prevent the need for your alarm to ever go off by posting up signs in your yard that state that you have a security system in place. If a thief knows that there’s a good chance that an alarm will go off and that the police will be notified if he or she attempts to tamper with your windows and doors, that thief might just move on without taking the risk. You should be able to get these signs from your security professional.

5. Take Care When Traveling

When traveling, your home is exposed to additional risk of crime. Taking care when you travel is important, so consider following these tips when you are going to be away from home:

  • Use timers so that different lights in your home will flip off and on at random intervals. (or automate them with ADT Pulse Lighting Options)
  • Have a neighbor pick up your mail and your newspapers.
  • Have your grass cut while you are away; an overgrown lawn can be a sure sign that no one is home.
  • Ask a neighbor or trusted individual to move your vehicle to different spots of the driveway periodically while you’re gone to make it appear as if someone has left and come back home in the time that you’ve been away.
  • Ask your neighbors to keep an eye on your home while you’re on vacation or traveling for work, and offer to do the same thing for them when they are away.

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