Not only is your home likely your biggest asset from a financial standpoint, but it’s also your sanctum. Here are just a few, easy-to-do tips for any homeowner looking to bolster their sense of security:
1. Buy a doorbell camera. These have become so popular nowadays, and for good reason. You’re able to see and hear who’s outside your door (or snooping around your porch).
2. Lock your doors and windows. This may seem like a no-brainer, but I sometimes forget to lock the side door of my house; don’t forget about the entryways you don’t use often or at all!
Notify neighbors you trust of your absence so they can help keep an eye on the home.3. Buy a lamp timer. When you’re on vacation, you can give the impression that there’s still someone home by programming your lights to turn on and off at specific times of the night. Also, notify neighbors you trust of your absence so they can help keep an eye on the home.
4. Trim your bushes. Don’t let them get too overgrown, because thieves like to hide in them or use them as cover to move stealthily around the perimeter of a home.
5. Keep big boxes off of your driveway. If you just bought a giant TV or brand-new computer, go ahead and take the boxes they came in to the recycling center. Seeing those boxes out on the curb on garbage day can be a huge tip-off to any criminals canvassing the neighborhood.
6. Buy wasp spray. Did you know that it acts similarly to pepper spray? If an intruder is in your home, you can give them an unpleasant, stinging surprise.
I hope you found these tips helpful. Feel free to reach out to me via phone or email if you have any real estate-related questions or ideas for future topics. I look forward to hearing from you!