Here are some easy to learn, easy to use, DO IT YOURSELF HOME SECURITY TRICKS;

Beware of Dog Sign

Even if you don’t have a dog, you can pre­tend using this sign. Hav­ing a dog doesn’t nec­es­sar­i­ly make your home safer but it does make it less approach­able by bur­glars. No bur­glar wants to have an encounter with a dog dur­ing a rob­bery that they’ll think twice about enter­ing.

Light Timer

If you’re going to be out of your house for a few days, get your­self one of these. A timer for your lights allows you to cre­ate an illu­sion that you’re home by turn­ing your lights on and off at pre-set tim­ings. This illu­sion will keep intrud­ers out, get­ting them to think that some­one is home.

Keep the Mail Com­ing

Don’t sus­pend your mail or news­pa­per deliv­er if you’ll be out of your house for a few weeks. Instead, get fam­i­ly or a trust­ed neigh­bour to col­lect your mail for you. You don’t want to give any­one the sign that you’re not home.

Change Your Rou­tine

Try not to make your dai­ly rou­tine pre­dictable that any­one can quick­ly catch onto. Occa­sion­al­ly change it up. Try leav­ing and return­ing home at dif­fer­ent times.

Clean Up

Make sure all gar­den tools and any oth­er objects that could be used to break into your home are stored away. Leav­ing these around is like giv­ing a bur­glar the key to your house. Don’t give them any­thing they can use to get in.

Water your Plants

If you’re gone dur­ing the sum­mer, get some­one to water your plants. Mak­ing your house look lived in from the out­side gives the impres­sion that some­one is home on the inside.

Keep The Sign on the Lawn

If you have a secu­ri­ty sys­tem, keep the sign on your lawn or in your win­dow. It’s your best defense. You take away the sign, you take away your defense.

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Allan Baum
Security Industry veteran with over 30+ years in the industry. Founded family owned and operated Protection Plus in 1994 with his wife and has overseen its growth since. In addition to working with his wife and son, Allan has assigned the role of Chief Canine Officer to his trusted dog Waub, who joins him at the office every day.