3 Tips to Keep Your Home Secure

Securing your home at night is vital, but for you stay-at-home moms and work-at-home moms, keeping your family safe during the day is also a big concern. In fact, according to security review website Credit Donkey, most home burglaries occur between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., making it more apparent that adopting comprehensive home security measures can make a huge difference.

So what can you do if you’re concerned about being at home during the day? Take a look at these few quick tips to feel safe and secure.

1. High-Quality Camera System

The first and most basic step to keeping your house secure is installing an up-to-date and technologically savvy home security system. With many systems currently on the market, it’s important to find one that is varied in its capabilities and suits your specific needs. The most important thing is that, while you’re working or taking caring of the kids and household, you can trust the system to watch for invaders. For example, the new Nocturnal series by Lorex not only has razor sharp night vision, but has 4K video power to capture all activity on camera, remotely adjustable field view and 8 million pixel strength to digitally zoom in on any movement. Ensuring you have a security system that has high-quality capabilities will help to keep you and your family safe, but also give you the peace of mind to get on with your day while at home.

2. Secure Doors and Windows

Being home during the day, especially during summer, means you’ll likely need some fresh air circulating around the house. Keeping doors and windows open during the day is a normal step to take, but can provide an open entryway for intruders. In order to get the best of both worlds, make sure that all your doors and windows are secured with security fly screens, bars or even alarms — they make it very difficult for people to break into but still provide access to fresh air, says Security.com. You can get them installed on all doors and windows, and no longer worry about opening up your house in the middle of the day. It’s also a good idea to take regular walks around your house and seal any cracks or holes in your exterior. You never know what tools and gadgets some intruders can have, with even the smallest hole being a gateway to get into the house.

3. Organized Outdoors

You can’t see everything going on around your house if there is clutter. Make it a regular routine to tidy your backyard and around your house so that you can fully utilize your camera systems. Especially if you have kids, it can be easy for the outdoors to become filled with toys, branches and long shrubbery — this makes it all the more easier for people to hide and keep watch on your house before trying to get in. Regular gardening and maintenance, along with general clean-ups will ensure that everything remains visible and will deter people from coming closer to your home.

For those of you working or staying at home during the day, home security is likely something that has crossed your mind. While there’s no need to be overly concerned, take the appropriate steps to ensure your home is adequately protected so that you can enjoy your time at home.

Thanks to Ellie

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