9 Tips for Securing Your Home in 2023

9 Tips for Securing Your Home in 2023

We all want to do more to protect our homes and unless you live in a gated community or have security on your doors, no home is impenetrable however safe you may feel. Even in remote areas where you feel safe enough to leave your back door open, it’s important to take more care of your safety in 2023.

Protecting your home and your exterior is important for the safety of your family and for the value of your home. No one wants to find themselves in the position of having to recover from an attempted or successful robbery after all. Here are some helpful tips to help protect your home and its exterior this year.

Consider fencing 

Fencing is an important one because it can act as a barrier for those walking past your home. While it’s common to leave your front exteriors unfenced, it’s useful to make sure you’ve provided protection to the backyard. You never know who might try and make entry to your home from the backyard, especially if you don’t have any security in place.

While high shrubs and trees might be helpful in adding privacy, they don’t completely protect your home. With that being said, adding tubular fencing, or any type of fencing for that matter, might make you feel more at ease within your home.

Install CCTV

CCTV is a type of system that has become commonplace everywhere we go. However, it’s just as important within your home and around it, as it is in public. Call it an invasion of privacy but when it comes to your home’s security, you’d be grateful for it, should anything happen unexpectedly that puts your household in danger.

There are plenty of modern options for CCTV nowadays with Ring cameras being one of the most common to have.

Don’t tell people when you’re away

When you go away, don’t put it all over social media, especially if you’ve got quite the presence online. While it often is the case that those you know would likely try and rob your home, it’s easy enough for people nowadays to get your information on the dark web – that includes your home address.

While it’s great to post those holiday snaps, perhaps wait until you’re back in the safety of your home. Alternatively, make sure you’ve got someone going over to your place every so often to check everything is ok.

Secure any outdoor buildings

Your outdoor buildings are just as important to secure as your main home. The reason for this is that many people will often keep a lot of valuable goods within these outhouses. For example, you might have a lot of garden tools that are expensive to replace. 

Many households nowadays will use their garage spaces as an opportunity for storage, so it’s definitely worth being more mindful of locking up your outdoor buildings at night.

Reinforce any exterior doors or windows

Finally, be sure to reinforce any exterior doors or windows with locks. Nowadays, it’s easy for criminals to crack traditional locks, so it’s worth doubling or tripling up where you feel it’s necessary

Invest in a Smart Home Security System

Smart home security systems are a great investment as they not only allow you to monitor your home remotely but also provide an added layer of security to your home. With features like motion detectors, door sensors, and remote access, you can keep an eye on your home 24/7 and receive alerts if any suspicious activity is detected.

Install Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is a simple but effective way to deter potential burglars. Install motion-activated lights around your home’s exterior to illuminate any movement and make it harder for someone to approach your home unnoticed.

Trim Overgrown Shrubs and Trees

Overgrown shrubs and trees can provide cover for burglars trying to enter your home. Trim back any overgrown vegetation to increase visibility and remove potential hiding spots.

Be Aware of Scams

Be cautious of anyone who comes to your door claiming to be from a utility company or another service provider. Scammers often use this tactic to gain access to homes and steal valuables. Always ask for identification and verify their credentials before letting them inside.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your home and its exterior are well-protected in 2023. Remember that a little effort can go a long way in keeping your family and valuables safe.

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