Managing a home is hardly the easiest thing you could do in life. However, it’s perhaps one of the most worthwhile. After all, without a place to root you, to call home, there’s chance you’ll never fully feel settled. Even those who pride themselves on their traveling and adventuring spirit wish to remain in an area for a time now and again. It’s part of the natural human experience to root to a spot, even for the short-term. It’s likely you know all this already. However, simply having a home is of course not the end of the story. If you know anything about this blog, it’s that life will often put challenges in your path, yet with the right attitude and willingness to maintain things, you can live your best life.
The fundamentals of family home security are often the first thing you begin to think about. Before rooting your flag to any place, you need to know it’s safe. While safety means plenty more than it used to during our nomadic tribal days, the fundamental need for protection and security will always be there. While having someone stand lookout all night over the campfire isn’t as pressing a need as it used to be, taking care of some preparatory measures is essential. Personal defense should always be the very last line in the efforts we put forward here.
With the following advice, new and experienced homeowners alike can either implement or inspect their current home setup, and make changes where necessary. Consider:
Unfortunately, no matter how well prepared you are from a home security front, it is still possible that those with negative intentions will be interested in your property to some extent. It might be that someone is interested in your garage and the potential for stealing tools out of it. Some might want to inspect your place to see if it’s occupied throughout the day. It might just be that you live in an area with a high statistical likelihood of home robberies, which is even possible in the nicer areas of a town or city. You may never experience an outcome like this despite living in the same house for decades. You may experience this happening to you three or four times this coming year. It’s hard to say. All you can do is prepare for it, and catch those who seem suspicious.
Security cameras are increasingly cheap in the modern market, so it’s not hard to see just why these items are popular for homeowner security. Motion-activated cameras that trigger a live feed sent to your mobile phone app whenever someone is near your property, or simply the presence of a camera to help deter would-be thieves can all help, and provide you with footage to show the police if necessary. It can also be worthwhile to place one of these in plain sight around the areas of your house that are hard to see, such as a small side alley. Just be sure you know that filming your private property is more than legal, but encroaching into the view of another property, such as your neighbours driveway, is not permitted. When installing a new camera inform your neighbours, and ensure you show them the angle on your own driveway to reassure them you aren’t filming their private property. The same goes for angling your camera in the street or outside the borders of your garden.
In & Out
Home security isn’t always in preventing people from getting in. Sometimes it’s to prevent you from getting locked out. A missed key can be hard to deal with, but we all make that mistake from time to time. Firms like Locksmith Leicester can give you the tools to enter a property, repair locks as well as change your locks if needed. All of this could be useful at some stage, as this should be the only valid way you should ever enter your property. It’s best to keep the telephone number of a service like this in your address book, should you ever be locked out and out of mobile phone data to quickly bring up the resource you need.
Strong, modern locks can be important to install. The standard key lock we all know hasn’t innovated much past the 19th century, and a lockpicking set can be purchased on Amazon for less than £30. This is why catches, window locks, and a range of other internal and external locks might be something you wish to invest in, but of course be temperate, because no one wants to spend forty minutes trying to open their front door.
The Temptation To Flaunt
You may have the most beautiful living room in your country. You might wish to brandish your front lawn with the most expensive furniture, a Koi fish pond with fish that can cost thousands of pounds, the most ornate front door with reclaimed wood, and one of the most beautiful marble driveways known to man, if such a thing is even possible. Hey, if you have the money for these luxuries, who are we to suggest you do otherwise?
However, the temptation to flaunt can be the first thing to target you and your property from those looking for a large ‘score.’ This can sound insulting to say. It sounds akin to telling a woman being harassed at work to ‘dress more conservatively’ in order to fix the problem. Of course, that would be a disgusting thing to say. But in home ownership, things could be different. Unless you live in a tight gated community with security, all the bells and whistles of the exterior of a beautiful house, without adequate privacy, can often lead to drawing the wrong attention. A little temperance in design can sometimes make all the difference.
With these simple tips, we hope that you can look at your home security in a new light, and perhaps begin to implement measures to prevent an issue from occurring in future.