Everyone remembers to keep their windows closed and their doors locked (especially at night), but these steps alone are not enough to keep your home secure. However, there are some steps you can take to help keep your house safer so that you can rest easier day and night.

Reinforce sliding glass doors.

Sliding glass doors often come with fragile locks that are easy for thieves to get through. However, by purchasing a reinforcement bar or making one yourself, you can make your sliding glass door almost impossible to open from the outside. Old broom handles, large sticks, or long levels can all be used to reinforce sliding glass doors, depending on the size.

Invest in good lighting

The amount of light outside your home can mean the difference between being targeted by burglars or not. Consider adding motion-detecting lights outdoors to help illuminate any strangers on your property during the night. It is also worth considering smart lighting for your interior. Various home systems allow you to turn some lights on in your home remotely.

Splurge on a video doorbell.

A common strategy for thieves to check if someone is home is to ring the doorbell.  By installing a video doorbell, you may be able to get a look at a thief if anything should happen to your home (or a neighbor’s.) 

Save the vacation photos.

Wait to post the vacation photos on social media until you get home. Some burglars monitor social media accounts and wait for a home to be empty. Even if you set the photos to “friends only” – you can’t be too careful. One of your friends could have a burglar on their page and not even know it!

Protect your outdoor valuables.

While you remember to lock your house and car, you may not think about other areas like a shed or a detached garage, especially if your yard is fenced in. However, burglars can also target outdoor items such as grills, tools, and lawnmowers, so securing these valuables should be a priority. 

Home Security System Installation & Monitoring in Pembroke, Plymouth & Marshfield, MA

In addition to these tips, the best way to keep your home secure is to purchase a home security system. While home security systems are an investment, it is worth it to protect your home, your family, and your peace of mind. If you’re in the South Shore area of MA, contact Basco Security for quick and reliable service for home security systems. Basco Security can be reached by calling 781-294-4166 or filling out our online contact form.