You’ve worked hard to make your home a safe and comfortable place. Don’t let a burglar ruin it by breaking in. Take these simple steps to keep intruders out of your house:
Keep the Front Door Locked
The front door is the most obvious and important point of entry for burglars. If you want to make sure your home is safe, you should keep it locked at all times.
- Use a deadbolt with a keypad or combination lock instead of just a regular doorknob lock.
- Always keep your front door locked when you’re home, even if only for a few minutes! You never know when someone might break in–and if they do get inside, there’s no way they can get back out without smashing through windows or breaking down walls (which makes noise).
You also need to make sure that there’s no way anyone could get into your house through another entrance like windows or sliding glass doors while they’re trying to break into one of the other entrances as well; this means checking all windows and doors carefully before leaving home so nothing has been left unlocked by accident (or intentionally).
Install a Security System
- Make sure the system is compatible with your home.
- Make sure it’s easy to use.
- Make sure it’s secure, so that an intruder can’t hack into it or disable it with a wireless signal jammer or other device.
- Finally, make sure the system is reliable and won’t let you down when you need it most (i.e., when someone breaks into your house).
Make Sure All Windows and Doors Are Securely Lined Up
- Make sure all windows and doors are securely lined up.
- Lock all windows and doors, including sliding glass doors, when you’re away from home.
- Use good locks on your windows and doors. Make sure they work properly before you leave the house–and check them again when you get back!
- Install an alarm system if there’s not one already in place at your house, or make sure yours is working properly if it’s already installed (many people forget about this one).
Light Your Home at Night and During Vacation
An alarm system isn’t enough to keep your home safe. You need to light it at night, too.
The most common time burglars strike is between the hours of 9 p.m. and 4 a.m., according to the FBI. Because of this, it’s important that you make sure your property is well-lit during these hours–especially if you’re going on vacation or have other plans where someone else will be staying in your home while you’re gone (like house-sitting). If there are people who live nearby who can check on things from time to time and make sure everything looks normal, even better!
Check your Alarm System Regularly
Checking your alarm system regularly is important for a couple reasons. First, it ensures that the system is working properly and hasn’t been tampered with by an intruder. Second, it allows you to catch any issues before they become major problems, which can save you money on repairs or replacements down the line.
Depending on how often you use your home security system, there are several different ways that you could check in on it:
- Once per month (or less frequently) – Check for any signs of tampering or damage on doors and windows where sensors are installed; if anything looks out of place or abnormal, then investigate further by testing all sensors individually until everything is working properly again (or contacting a professional). This will also help identify potential weak spots in the perimeter of your property so that they can be reinforced if necessary; this might involve replacing old locks with newer ones made from higher quality materials than those currently present in order not only keep intruders out but also prevent them from breaking into areas where valuables are kept such as bedrooms/bathrooms/cabinets etcetera
It takes only a few simple steps to keep your home safe from intruders.
- Keep your home secure.
- Use a security system.
- Lock your doors and windows when you’re not at home, and make sure they’re locked when you are, too.
- Check regularly for signs of forced entry, such as broken windows or doors that have been pried open by forcing them with something like a crowbar or screwdriver (or even just a credit card). If you see any signs of intrusion, call 911 immediately!
- Install motion sensor lights around entrances to alert intruders to their presence in case they try sneaking in while it’s dark outside–this way they won’t be able to sneak up on anyone inside the house without being noticed first! Also keep an eye out for suspicious activity near these areas so that if anyone tries anything funny while passing by on foot nearby then maybe we’ll be able to catch them in action before anything happens…
I hope you found this article helpful. It’s important to remember that no matter how hard we try, there will always be people who wish us harm. The best thing we can do is stay vigilant and make sure our homes are secure so that no one can get in without permission!