There’s nothing more important to a father than keeping his family safe in their home. That’s why we put so much effort into precautionary measures. For those new dads or those who have decided it’s time to really focus on house security, this article on the best ways to protect your home from intruders is just the thing you’re looking for.
Lock All Doors and Windows
When we say that you should lock everything up, we don’t mean you should do it 24/7. We simply mean that you should ensure everything is secure when you leave or when everyone is asleep. Of course, opening some windows or doors on a nice summer day is always nice.
If you feel like you aren’t the best at remembering or checking all the doors and windows, there are products on the market that allow you to do it all with the press of a button. This is especially useful if you are out and can’t recall if you locked everything up before you left.
Light Up Your Front Yard
Most burglars use the cover of night to try to sneak into people’s homes. If you use lights to cover all the entrances to your yard, intruders are much less likely to try to break into your place. One major downside to doing this every night is the increased electric bill. If that is a concern for you, motion-sensor lights will only turn on when someone approaches them.
Set Up a Security System
The options for at-home security systems are practically endless these days. If you want to keep things simple, the standard alarm system route is a tried-and-true method. However, if you are looking for something more comprehensive, many packages include an alarm system, cameras, and automatic locks, all controlled by a simple app. Homes have never been as secure as they are today.
Look Into Self-Defense Options
Sometimes, no matter how secure you make the exterior of your house, some people still manage to find a way inside. That’s why you should have a last line of defense. One of the very best ways to protect your home from intruders is to know how to protect yourself.
One of the most common options for self-defense is to own a firearm. They have the benefit of allowing you to keep your distance, and they provide an inherent fear factor. Most intruders will flee the second they see a gun. However, firearms can be dangerous to have in a house with children in it, so make sure you understand how to be a responsible gun owner.
If you don’t feel like a gun is a good option for your family, look into self-defense classes. There are many different forms out there, so make sure you do your research to figure out which is best for home defense.