How to keep your home more secure and free from intruders
Living in a house is the desire of many families who value freedom, space for children and pets to have fun, comfort and the possibility of having a leisure area. But concerns about home security must be taken into account when making that choice.
Even people living in condominiums, especially in large urban centers, must keep in mind that preventing attacks by criminals ranges from the aesthetic part of the residence to the physical protection of walls and gates. And many efficient solutions are also simple to implement.
What are the main residential security equipment?
When we think about home security, technology stands out as one of the main allies – both for houses inside condominiums and outside them. Here are some items that can provide more peace of mind for you and your family.
- Surveillance cameras: can be installed in strategic locations, both outdoors and indoors. Currently, remote access to images via smartphone is very common (and this makes you feel more secure by being able to check images whenever you want)
- Fences: for those with low walls or a house that divides with empty land, fences are great alternatives for protection.
- Electronic gate: the moment to enter a house is considered one of the most dangerous and the electronic gate is the safest way to avoid incidents, since it is not necessary to get out of the car to open or close it.
- Access by biometrics or passwords: this type of lock guarantees greater security and does not require the use of keys.
- Safe locks: If your house has a door that gives access directly to the street, note if it is massive, with the hinges facing inwards and with the lock insert for common and non-cylindrical keys (old locks, which are easy to break in).
How to keep a home safer
However, the security of a home goes beyond the installation of protective equipment, such as those mentioned so far. Other steps can be taken to preserve residential security, being applied in conjunction with technology. See some below!
- Keep the outdoor area lit: dimly lit places are also more dangerous.
- Be careful with the visibility of the internal area: avoid leaving valuables outside the house, especially electronics.
- Hire home insurance: this ensures that you will have the necessary assistance if any of the measures fail and you end up suffering a theft. Check if it also includes assistance in case of fire – if not, hire one separately.
- Before traveling, let your neighbors know and ask someone you trust to collect your mail, and check that everything is in order.
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