As fall progresses and the holiday season approaches, you may be in and out of your home more often than normal. There are after-school activities, plays and weekend getaways, and the change of seasons can create safety concerns around your home. Luckily, there are steps you can take to keep your home and yard secure this fall.

Secure all entryways into your home

Most break-ins occur in areas of the home not directly visible from the street. If you have a fence, make sure any gates are securely locked, and tall enough to prevent people from being able to jump over. Trim any hedges or bushes to take away potential hiding spots for intruders, and trim any low-hanging branches that can give anyone access to higher windows. If you have a doggy door, make sure it is not large enough for a person to be able to enter your home.

Clean up your yard at the end of the day

If you are outside gardening or your children are playing, make sure you bring in all toys, tools, and bikes before nightfall. A burglar may be able to use a heavy enough gardening tool or children’s toy to smash a window, particularly one near your front door.

Add strategic lighting

As sunset creeps earlier and earlier into the afternoon, you might want to consider adding some motion-sensor lighting along your yard. A well-lit yard can deter intruders from attempting to access your home, and you can control many lighting systems right from your phone.

Home Security Systems in Southeastern Massachusetts

The most effective way to protect your home this fall is by installing a security system. Basco Security has been installing security systems across Massachusetts since 1960, working with the top brands in home security. All of our systems can be monitored remotely, right from your phone or computer. For a free home security estimate, call Basco Security at 781-294-4166 or by filling out our online contact form.