Is my house safe?

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If you live in an apartment building or apartment, check the following list where there are some useful tips to keep in mind:

  • All parking spaces or garages, sidewalks, stairs, laundry areas, hallways and entrances must be well lit 24 hours a day.
  • If your apartment door opens to an interior hallway, the building must have a secure entrance system that requires a key or code to enter.
  • If the door opens to the outside of the building, it must have a lock and lock, and the lock should be changed after the last tenant leaves the apartment.
  • Make sure the emergency exits are above the ground floor.
  • Mailboxes should be in a well-lit area and have quality locks that prevent mail theft.
  • Make sure the owner fixes maintenance issues quickly, especially fused light bulbs (darkness provides a place for criminals to hide).
  • Also, make sure you have a theft insurance to protect your belongings.

How safe is your home? Here is a home security checklist that shows the most important things you should keep in mind in order to make your home a difficult target for thieves. Remember, thieves prefer to choose the easy target, so you should do your best to make your home seem undesirable for people looking to make money fast and easy.

  • Exterior doors should have good quality locks.
  • All door frames must be reinforced so that the doors cannot be broken with a kick.
  • Doors should be made of solid wood or metal. Hollow wooden doors are very easy to penetrate and should only be used indoors.
  • Although our natural inclination may be to isolate ourselves from the neighbors and bystanders of the street, it is better from the point of view of security to eliminate the trees and shrubs that could provide a hiding place for thieves.
  • Use locks in the garage or shed, and keep tools in and out of sight, especially stairs that thieves could use to reach second-story windows.
  • Use exterior lighting to keep all the entrances of your home well lit; (Photosensitive lights are activated automatically when night falls, or to save energy you can get lights that are lit by motion or heat sensors. Again, the goal is to eliminate hiding places for thieves.
  • Broken window glass detectors make an alarm sound if someone tries to force the entrance that way and scare the intruders.
  • Make sure that the door and window hinges are located in the interior of the house.
  • Keep an inventory of your belongings up to date so that if a thief steals you, you can provide all the necessary information about what is missing from the police and your insurance company.