- The door
To make your home safer, you should start from the door, it is of little use for internal security if we facilitate access to our homes. Always lock the door, make it harder for friends of others to make them give up in their attempt to penetrate our homes. Also make sure there are no gaps or cracks around the door. Consulting with a professional can be a good option to reinforce the weak points of the door with steel frames or pivots.
- The windows
Windows that are easily accessible from the outside because of their height or because they are affordable, must have their own security system. And if they are in inner courtyards, basements or semi-basements, they are a clear invitation. First make sure that when you are not in your home they remain closed. Windows that remain out of sight must have grilles, interior or exterior. Making access difficult from the outside should always be the main objective.
- The keys
Would you give the key to your home to thieves? Sure no for the same reason, do not leave them within reach of them. Never place them in places like mailboxes, flowerpots, under the mat, or boxes of counters, and places like that.
- Change daily routines
You can be sure that thieves who want to enter your home are being watched to know when and how to do it. Do not give those clues, change the hours of entry and exit, and change the route you follow when you leave. See if they are following you and above all look around the portal of your house, if you see cars or people who should not be there for several consecutive days, look around the front door, if you see strange signs, marks or anything that can to make you suspect, immediately call the police.
- Do not comment on your plans
The social networks help us in many things. Among many others we get in touch with our friends and loved ones, but the thieves also use them. Never discuss your plans that refer to the temporary abandonment of Your Home. Holidays, bridges, weekend, parties and other events that can give a clue that we will not be at home for a longer or shorter time. Of course, you must make sure that no member of your family unit does it remember what we said at the beginning, security is everyone’s business.
- Keep your belongings well
There are always objects, documents, properties or even checkbooks and cash, not to mention jewels. When you have to leave your home temporarily, make sure you keep everything in the most effective way, in a safe place. A safe, a security drawer, if possible a secret. It is highly recommended to have an inventory of your valuable valuables, and if you take photographs. Appliances, computer equipment, televisions, jewelry, etc., with their serial numbers and features is a good start to this inventory. Update regularly.
- Cheats thieves
To make your home safer, when your absence is going to be prolonged you must take into account factors of appearance of habitability. These guidelines, such as setting the lights on your home , even vision or sound devices, to agree with a trusted neighbor to pick up the mail and to raise and lower the blinds of your home, will have the appearance of to continue being inhabited. One advice, do not close the blinds at all, which so it looks like there’s always someone home.
- Access to your always controlled portal
You should not open the door of your home until you are completely sure who is going to enter.
Other measures can be the installation of alarms to make the thieves desist, such as asking for the collaboration of your neighbors. If you find open doors or windows call the police immediately (remember 112).
And to be able to replenish the assets that can be affected by a robbery, nothing better than to secure them.
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