Tips to Make Your Home More Secure

Tips to Make Your Home More Secure

Security is a big concern for most homeowners. I should know; I work with a lot of homeowners in this area as a provider of a Fort Myers home watch service, and I can tell you that virtually all of them are worried about the security of their home – especially when they’re gone.

It’s never good to leave a home open and vulnerable, whether or not you’re there (and especially not when you’re there!). Fortunately, there are some things to make your home more secure.

Invest in Outdoor Lighting

A home should be well lit at night. As soon as the sun goes down, the lights should come on, and they should cover the front of your home as well as the back and sides so that any would-be intruders are clearly and prominently displayed.

A well-lit home does wonders for not only a homeowner’s peace of mind, but also for enhancing the security of your home. The police even think so; they recommend well-lit homes that discourage burglars from striking at your property.

Get an Alarm System

Your home should also be wired for an alarm system.

Sure, they can be annoying, but they can also be tremendously helpful in deterring burglars and home invaders. It doesn’t take much to wire a system. And, it just makes sense. You’ve spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on your property, not to mention everything in it. Shouldn’t you safeguard it with an alarm?

Alarm systems have gotten more and more sophisticated over the years, so it should be easy to find a solid option for your home.

Install Timers

If you’re away often from your home, you don’t want to leave it dark and foreboding. You want to have lights on – but that can cost money if you just left your home with all the lights on, right?

You can actually buy and install timers that cut on the lights at a certain time. You can even buy a device that makes it look like someone is inside watching TV! Timers can work well with lights or a host of other applications around the home, to make it look like someone is at home (which is the biggest deterrent for most burglars).

Hire a Fort Myers Home Watch Service

Of course, one of the best ways to stay secure is to hire a Fort Myers home watch service. I will check on your home to make sure everything is okay and as it should be, which gives you invaluable peace of mind.

For more information, contact me – I’d be glad to help!