What are your resolutions for 2019? Most people’s New Year’s resolutions tend to revolve around their health or their finances. But what about your safety and security? We think that this should be at the top of everyone’s list of priorities in 2019. Here’s why you should make in-home security a resolution in 2019 and how to go about it.
Why home security should be a priority
Have you come out of the holidays feeling more stressed than you did before them? If you want to relax more in 2019, then a comprehensive home security system can help you achieve this. When you know your home and family are safe, then you can spend less time worrying about them. You can relax knowing that your home is in the safe hands of your security system.
Home security can also help your financial resolutions. A break-in can be very costly, especially if your home and possessions aren’t properly insured. On top of that, there are the priceless possessions and memories that you simply can’t replace, not to mention all the time wasted chasing insurance claims and filing police reports.
How to improve your home security
If you’re on board with home security in 2019, here are some simple tips to get you started.
Lock doors and windows
This might sound like an obvious one, but it’s easy to forget about. Maybe you’ve left the house without locking the back door or gone to sleep with a window open. Make sure your doors and windows are properly secured. If you’re prone to forget, then smart locks are advisable. These will allow you to lock your door via your smartphone from anywhere, for those moments you suddenly realize something’s left unlocked. And don’t forget the garage door!
Add some light
Burglars will find it easier to sneak around your home unseen when it’s dark, so don’t give them the opportunity. Adding motion detecting lights outside your home will deter people from trying to break into your home as they’re more likely to get spotted. This is a fairly inexpensive way to boost your home’s security.
Monitor your home
Keeping your home monitored by security cameras not only helps to prevent break-ins, but it also assists you if they do occur by providing evidence. If a burglar sees security cameras installed outside your home, they’re unlikely to choose your home as a target. To step things up another level, a professionally monitored security system ensures that your home is safe even when you’re away or asleep in bed.
Does your home need some additional security measures to make 2019 a safe year? Call us at Carolina Alarm for our help around Winston Salem, High Point, Greensboro, and Mooresville.