5 Home Security Tips to Help Any Family Feel Safe

Thursday, December 16, 2021

It’s natural to want to keep your home and your family safe. It can sometimes be difficult to feel safe, even in your home. The good news is that you can pick up some new practices to help you to feel safer and to make your home more secure. Here are some tips that you’ll hopefully find helpful.

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Light It Up

Trespassers, burglars, and anyone else who shouldn’t be on your property tend to avoid well-lit areas. One of the simplest ways to secure your home is to make sure that you have plenty of exterior lighting.

Outdoor lights are useful as they don’t just deter trespassers, but they also make your home more welcoming to you and your family. You’re less likely to trip on something as you come back home, and finding the keyhole is much easier when everything is lit up.

Burglar Alarms

Ideally, everyone should have a burglar alarm system. An alarm doesn’t just deter burglars and alert the police of any break-ins, but it can also reduce your home insurance premiums if anything does happen.

However, the alarm is only effective when you set it. Get into the habit of setting your burglar alarm whenever you leave the house and when you go to bed at night.

Get to Know the Neighbors

Being friendly with your neighbors can be a great way to feel more comfortable and secure at home. You don’t need to become close friends with them, but a kind greeting and a helping hand on occasion can do wonders.

If your neighbors like you, they’re more likely to contact the authorities if something suspicious is happening on your property. You can also go to them for help if there’s an emergency, such as if you or a family member is injured.

Doors and Windows

Your doors and windows can be potential entryways into your home. Make sure that they’re locked whenever you go out or when you’re asleep, especially if they’re large enough for someone to enter.

Regularly check the locks on your doors and windows and the quality of the frames. Otherwise, someone might be able to force their way in through weakened frames.

Another common safety concern is where you put your keys. Many people hide a spare pair of keys under a doormat or a plant pot, but burglars know these hiding places as well as anyone else. You should also avoid leaving your keys on the inside of your door.


Cameras, both inside and outside of your house can also improve the security of your home. For example, hidden cameras near your jewelry collection or other valuables can catch someone in the act of taking them. This protects against security threats outside and inside your home.

You can get discrete cameras, as well as other spy gear, to better monitor the activities in and around your property. If you hire a nanny or a maid and you want to secure your valuables, this is a good way to keep an eye on them.

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